sometimes i need help on my blog. i like a lot of different things but i don’t really get it.
someone who is a blog master commented on my blog today and has simple tutorials for me to follow to figure how to get some of the looks i want on my blog! if you can, head on over to sneaky momma’s for a look at her helpful directions. yeehaw
today, maya was whining on the way out of andrea’s because she wanted to finish watching alvin and the chipmunks and instead of lecturing her, i sat down with her and explained she had 2 options: 1. could whine about not finishing it and then not get to watch it later or 2. she could say, “okay, mom” and get to watch it on friday. then we practiced saying okay until she was giggling. a MUCH better way of dealing with whinyness than lecturing her and cracking down hard on her until she obeyed! however, this takes a lot of patience and creativity. sometimes i don’t have that at the end of the day. however, now that i think about it, sometimes i don’t have it at the beginning of the day either!
we are potty training brin pretty intentionally now. for some reason, she likes stickers better than m&m’s. (please don’t tell her that the m&m’s are better…i like having more of them to myself!) she has at least one accident a day which wouldn’t be so bad except that she likes to take off her diaper and declare she is poopy.
sometimes she isn’t.
sometimes she is.
sometimes i’m not right there to see that she is taking off her diaper.
sometimes she’s poopy.
sometimes the poop is all over the floor before i realize that she is even up in the morning.