Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Are we done yet?!

You know that popular phrase- "Are we there yet?" I'm sure most of you are more familiar with that phrase being repeated over and over and over again by children on a particularly long drive. I have decided that at this time in my life that another phrase very similar to this one, deserved to be repeated over and over again in my house... "Are we done yet? Are we done yet? ARE WE DONE YET!?" Because I feel like I'm on a loooooong drive of another sort-- parenting through the terrible twos. I wish I was one of those lucky parents who's two, three or four-year-old doesn't go through the 'terrible twos' phase. Ayden seems to have hit it with full force. One day I see the train coming and the next day I'm getting blown over by it full steam! His little attitude has come completely out of left field. I have only been dealing with this new power struggle for a few weeks and I'm already ready to throw in the towel.

Today I asked him if he wanted peas, which he loves and he had a melt down. Just started to ball and ball and would not let up. So after about 5 minutes of him on the verge of hyperventilating, I sent him to timeout to calm down. That tipped him over the edge. He stood in timeout for about two minutes gasping for breath.... OVER PEAS!!! I finally let him out after he seemed to have calmed down and just the mere mention of his name from my lips sent him moaning again... Oh come on! sooooo- I sent him to the bathroom this time. Hyperventilating and all. Being in there seemed to calm him down. Until he came over to me to ask for a snack. I told him no, because we hadn't dinner yet.... and honestly, he hadn't eaten anything healthy all day. It was a battle just to get him to eat breakfast. Anyway, he had another melt down because of this and its not even 4pm yet. Oi

Yesterday his tantrums were brought on by his milk cup tipping over in the fridge (it's spill proof, the only thing I had to do was put it back in the correct position.), me telling him it's breakfast, lunch and dinner time, opening the door after his nap... what else? Oh, turning off Blue's Clue's after he's watched his one episode, touching his head softly to ask him to move (he has a tendancy to stand right in front of me, especially when I'm in the kitchen.) or I have noticed that he'll simply start crying for absolutely no reason at all and then he brings his show to me after he's really worked himself up.

So I have to ask myself after only two pitiful weeks. ARE WE DONE YET?!?!

Oh- and yes I still love my little boy! I just wish that we both didn't have to experience this little part of growing up. Will I look back one day and laugh about this? only time will tell.

Aside from my Ayden testing where my line really is, we started Ethan on baby cereal! He'll be 5 months old the 20th of this month and we figured this would be a good time to let him wet his whistle and give baby cereal a try. This photo here is us arriving at McKay's tennis lessons, cereal eating photos are below. I really should write about what's going on next to the actual photos. Anyway, I caught Ethan licking the pooh-ma-jiggers. I don't really know what those are called exactly. Ayden liked to suck on their ears and Ethan licks them. :) Both happen to be very cute to me! Ethan's little tongue seem so pointy. McKay had to cancel his tennis lessons because it started to thunder and rain yesterday. So we didn't get to play around on the playground as much as we would have liked, but I'm glad we went purely for the sake of me being able to capture this photo.

Ok- Now that I'm to the correct photos, I can start talking about baby cereal. Which is clearly a big deal in our little family. haha To start off, poor Ethan was pretty upset about his seating arrangement. He was not happy about being strapped down. McKay started off giving him a little bit of cereal and he didn't quite understand how he was supposed to eat it.
We stuck a binki in his mouth so he'd suck on the binki and by default, suck the cereal down his throat. :) It worked for a bit, but McKay got sick of pulling the binki out only to hear Ethan screech in protest. Simple solution? Get rid of the binki and keep his mouth full of cereal so he has no room to cry. All in all- first try was a bust, BUT he did get enough down that he slept solidy from 8pm to 8am. I forget that solid food does that to babies. We were very proud of this first attempt!

He sure is a cutie!


Meredith Williams said...

Good luck Jenny!I'm impressed with how much patience you have with him!! I'm afraid for Evelyn to hit that stage. I wouldn't mind her staying 3 months forever!!

Sheri said...

I love it!! And yes you will look back at eh 2 year old phase and laugh and laugh. The child of course will have no recollection of all the stunts they pull. You get to be there to remind them. Oh yeah... and to hope they have children that do the same thing to them!!
I love the pictures of Ethan. He is quite a cutie... even spitting out the cereal.
Awesome family

Sheri said...

I should have proof read my above comment. the word eh actually means "the"

Amber said...

You could always try giving Ayden some Midol. It sounds a little like PMS to me.