loved W's birth story beth
hugs, renae. i agree -- the kids are just 2. their social interactions aren't overly sophisticated. and neither of your parenting methods are wrong and neither of them are going to work instantaneously. i think consistency is the most important discipline thing..whatever method it is that you choose. what *really* bugs me though is that that mom feels the need to tell you that she thinks your
method doesn't work. that just seems rude and bossy/overbearing to me. i somehow doubt you've told her you don't think constant time-outs are working eh? you're probably much too POLITE to do that. i say send her an email and cut it off now while you have a 'reason.' i don't think she's good for your self-esteem and i think you have very different parenting methods. you base yours on what feels right for YOU and she doesnt seem to respect that. offering suggestions when someone asks is one thing. but out and out telling someone they're doing something wrong is not ok. 'it is not ok' as isaac says. (famous line from school)
our weekend was....crafty. i spent hours and hours in the basement sewing. which was kinda fun for me but i think dh felt ignored. and the housecleaning definitely got ignored. i just cleaned the house from 10am til 1:30 today
: put away every speck of clean laundry in the house...go me! did dishes. recycling roundup. clutter clutter clutter. i took isaac to school first so i feel like my priviledged time of having monday school hours to clean unencumbered is precious (and soon to come to an end). when i sort laundry out on the bed his favorite trick is to push all the piles down on the floor and throw clothes. arrrrggggh. drives me batty. he was pretty self-entertaining in the basement while i sewed though. that was nice.
so we were out of food and out of dipes all weekend (and i need to go shopping today). so we lived on pizza and eating out and i used cloth all weekend. i have been too lazy for a long time--plus have the problem that the only pants i can fit over cloth dipes now are his sweats. none of his jeans have room and they're size 4. size 5 just seems crazy and i don't own any yet. SO i told him no pooping in cloth diapers
he didn't actually poop at all this weekend but did tell me a couple of times that he had to go potty (and that he needed to poop on potty not in 'this' diaper). so i'm on a push now to CD at home again to get this PL thing moving. he leaked pee out last night though and i don't have a waterproof mattress pad for his new bed yet.
they're having a pajama party at school on v-day. isaac wants to wear his PJs to school ALLLLLLLL the time. and i can't wait to see his reaction when he gets to
ok gotta work.