I had to chuckle at K's rant to the dr! Glad you got the referral. Sorry he is mad tho -- hopefully he enjoys speech therapy. And like you said, if not, then not. No big deal.
I'm still fighting this pinkeye and congestion/sore throat/cough. I'm so over it. now it's been 9 days!!! Well, pinkeye for 3. But still. We are supposed to go to a christening on Sunday and I hope we are well enough. It's for my best friend's son so...we need to be there. Sigh.
Supposed to get snow here this weekend! We barely have gotten anything so far this winter so I'm kind of hoping for a ton!
kat - yay for nesting!
lauri - glad my words helped.
AFM - lately Nora's been having huge tantrums when we are out shopping, demanding I buy her things (impulse items she NEEDS right then and there). Twice now she's completely thrown down in the store. I'm completely out of practice dealing with this, b/c she hasn't done this since she was like... a new 3!! We have pretty much always had a general rule that she can choose something and I'll get it if it's $1. She respects this and always understood. She can read prices so I'm not being unfair. We always go to walgreens (it's walking distance, so we spend lots of time there) and she knows nothing over $1. It's just...lately she's really being stubborn! She picked up a juice bottle that had a princess on it, that was $3, and DEMANDED it. I did the normal, no it's $3, please put that back. Stubborn. Nora, it's too much, mommy is not buying it for you. How about you find something else for $1? NO. I WANT THIS. Screaming at the top of her lungs!!!
Finally I said if she didn't put it back, we are leaving the store. This is not how we behave at the store. She freaked and started yelling and stomping her feet, tears welling up, and didn't put it back so I explained I was taking it. I took it from her and set it down on the shelf and she threw down. Screaming, crying, kicking, punching! I was horrified! I picked her up and calmly told her she's going in the cart, we're leaving. More screaming crying kicking clawing tantrum. Mamas I about abandoned the cart and just left!!! But, somehow I was able to distract her enough by calmly telling her we were leaving, pushed the cart and we made it thru check out and she was ok (mad but ok, not screaming) and WHEW. Got out of there.
Is this my life for the next 6 months, and then Finn will start!? I'm going to need stock in wine!!!
I think the key for me is staying calm. I need to just ignore the rest of the world and focus on her and what she needs at that moment. The problem is I don't know what it is. She can't possibly really NEED that $3 juice. She can't possibly NEED that $14 doll. On a whim!? These aren't things she's been wanting for weeks or even days. She sees it and suddenly NEEDS it. This isn't how we roll, and she used to understand this. Testing boundaries? Does she think if I buy it, it means I love her? How did we get to that??? I've never bribed her or bought her love, ever.
4 was so nice. So easy. She cooperated. She was so fun. I'm not liking these shifts in behavior!!
I think we'll just have to really limit going shopping for a while. Only go when we need to. Which is going to suck b/c most of our playdates are at Target...sigh.
Also Finn is TERRIFIED of baths and water again. A few weeks ago, maybe 2 months ago, he fell into the tub when it was still full of water after baths. He had his clothes on and everything. He cried but he was ok, so we thought. It was only about 3" of water, so he didn't even go under.
It took me until this week to make the connection, but it's got to be why he's suddenly terrified of baths again. Literally shaking, screaming, clawing, etc. I tried taking a bath with him this week and he seriously CLUNG to me for dear life and I couldn't even get him washed. It's bad.
later that same day, I filled the tub for Nora's bath, and he heard the water, dropped all his toys, RAN from me throwing things in my path, and hid in the farthest corner of the house, freaking out screaming crying. I tried explaining to him and signing that it wasn't for him, it was for Nora, no bath for you, etc. He wouldn't have it. He wouldn't let me near him.
My poor baby is traumatized. Any ideas how to help him?