zenon is so cute kris! I have to get some birthday pics up...
can i rant for a minute here?? *imagines everyone nodding sympathetically*
So I have a great friend with a ds 6 months younger than Finn. We play together a few times a week. She has another ds who is 8, so she has been through it all once before. She is veeeeerrrry gd, which is great, and I aspire to be as gd as I can, but today at the park I nearly lost it on her! Finn has started playing this game when it's time to go where he runs away, laughing maniacally while I get madder and madder
. Anyway, finally (after he gets knocked in the head by a swing) I just pick him up and strap him in the stroller, all the while he is screaming and throwing the wildest tantrum you can imagine. So, my dear gentle friend is saying "oh Finn, do you want a cracker??" all sweet and he's screaming and I just wanna get the hell outta there, yk?? Then as we walk out she says to me "you know, sometimes when they want to go on the slide (or whatever) instead of saying no, you can say 'I know the slide is a lot of fun isn't it?'"
Grrrrrrrr! I just looked at her and said, "no, sometimes he just needs to be told no. That's it. I don't have the time to always try to reason with him." Which I don't...I have two kids to think about, so life does not revolve around Finn.
I mean what else can you do sometimes?? She's a great friend really and usually I love that she's really straight with me, but today, I'd had it!
Sorry about that, but I had to get it off my chest. I guess I should put it in the gd forum, but I'm scared!