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  • The A/C guys have just about finished putting registers in the house (they have 2 more to do downstairs in the basement, but that's it). They're laying duct work now. Next week they'll do all the electrical stuff. Sounds like they're right on target to be finished by mid-week next week. I'm so excited. On the other hand, I'm a little reserved because I keep thinking "we sure as heck BETTER get our investment back when we sell the house." So I'm a little bitter about the money. I keep feeling like we ought to be able to live with window units and such. Except it's easy for me to say that now. But in August when I'm in the kitchen (an un-air-conditionable part of the house if we're only using window units) cooking and sweating, I'll remember why central air wasn't a frivolous investment.
  • Julian gets cuter every day. I spent a long time not realizing that it was *possible* for him to get cuter. He's got a couple less than cute habits though. When you're not doing what he wants you to be doing, he shouts "NO!" and hits you. Or he throws something. Tuesday afternoon when we came home I gave him a sippy cup of milk. When he'd sucked down all the milk he said "More Milk" which really was more like "Mah meh." I told him we didn't have any more milk and that Abba was bringing some home. I suggested water as a substitute. "NO!" he shouted, and threw his sippy cup (a very hard plastic cup) across the room as hard as he could. Glad I wasn't in the way. OUCH.
  • I think I have heartburn.
  • My boss went to the Nationals game last night, and now he looks like hell. He didn't sleep enough, poor thing. It has made for a boring day in the office because he's so low energy. Not that I'm not.
  • Dinner tonight should be pretty tasty.
  • If, that is, I manage not to burn anything between now and then. I'm not holding my breath.
  • I'm so tired. And I feel ill. Lunch did not agree with me.
  • It's tax day. We owed Federal. I'm okay with that.

I have absolutely nothing else remotely interesting to say. I shouldn't say "nothing else" because that implies that I had anything interesting to say in the first place.

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either_or From: either_or Date: April 15th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
i have heartburn, too.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: April 15th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee hee, I love toddler logic. But boy do they hit hard! One of my kids at the last daycare was upset at me and having a tantrum. I picked him up to take him over to the quiet corner and he gave me a whack on the ear hard enough to bring tears.
At another centre I had a kid moving up to a different group. He spent the day with them nicely enough but when he came back to my group he decided to let me know his true feelings about the change. He picked up a huge plastic block and hit me on the head. Luckily it was hollow.
Just be consistent on how you deal with it and he'll grow out of it.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 18th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, we're hoping for the growing out of it part. :)
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: April 15th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The hitting stuff you've got to nip in the bud. He's old enough for time outs in the corner. I don't know what you're doing to correct him.

I spent the afternoon with a boy that had apparently never had "No" applied to him prior to today. He's doing that kind of stuff and he's 10.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 18th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
we were told that time outs aren't effective before age 2. That said, we do give him time outs when he acts out like that.

I should clarify that he's not necessarily hitting people. He hits whatever's closest, whether it's the bed, or me, or the table... Not a good thing overall, and I'm getting frustrated trying to figure out what else to do about it. He's an extremely good-natured boy 90% of the time, but I think he's getting to a point that he's extremely frustrated with the limitations he has due to his limited vocabulary. I suspect once he can express himself a little better, we'll have an easier time of it.

In the meantime, we just try to remain consistent in our reaction to him when he hits or throws. We've got an appointment with the child psychologist May 2, so maybe she'll have some other ideas.
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