Despite my early search for positive parenting solutions, I am sure their were parents across our fine world looking just as earnestly for answers to their own troubles with children. Most likely while I was reading how to deal with a little person logically, I bet Billy Ray Cyrus and Co. were reading, "How Not to Exploit One's Underage Daughter Who Happens to be a Mega-Star"
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Just Another Day on the Homestead
This morning I was up at 5:30am reading "Love and Logic for Preschoolers" with my first cup of coffee. My early hours literature selection tells you what kind of parenting day it has been around here at casa de phillips.
If I had the energy, I would expound on all the antics of my two year old who appears to be rapidly working towards a Master's degree in "The Fine Art of Arguing" with minors in "Fighting with Your Sister" and "Whining Over Every One of Life's Details." Yeah, it has been an exhausting day and we are just at nap time (which neither child seems too keen on participating in at the time).
Despite my low morale this fine Spring day, I attempted to create a semblance of fun for the children to mask the fact that I would much rather plop all three of us in front of the television for twelve hours straight than to be energetic and creative. Because the ol brain was tired, the most fun I could create was having a theme day. Today's theme is "Cowboy Day." So far, Cowboy Day activities have consisted of both children wearing cowboy/cowgirl apparel. See, the creative juices aren't really flowing. Perhaps for snack we'll eat some marshmallows and a chocolate chip and pretend they are s'mores...
Here is a meeting of the minds that took place this morning..shortly before I had to equally divide up every bowl and magnetic letter in the house