A playgroup... for parents. Very nice... thanks for starting the thread Potty Diva.
Originally Posted by storeimy
Well hi right back. Fancy meeting you here.
Hey all, indeed, I've got a 2001 babe as well. Babe, yeah right! Today I called him my baby and he looked at me and says (in his best valley girl voice that is), "Uh Mom-may, I am a ba-ig bo-y!" Well, pardone moi!
Indeed, four has by far
been our biggest challenge, and also the biggest fun. DS is grumpy, and then hilarious! The emotions are raw, they run in the total extremes most of the time. He's becoming super sensitive about all sorts of things and while before there was a certain amount of predictability, anymore I don't always know what's coming next. Say, like that time in the library where he started running all about (just out of my grasp) and lunging and roaring at people. Ahem, he was particularly inspired by a book about dinosaurs we'd just read.
Anyway, it was so far from who he WAS that somedays I admit, I have a hard time accepting who he currently is... and then I grab Alfie Kohn's new book off the shelf, start re-reading, breathe in, breathe out... repeat.
OTOH, DS spends upwards of two hours day sitting at the table, drawing. He's incredibly focused (knowledgable!) about his passions (drums, trains, dinosaurs), and while upon first meeting he can be a bit cantankerous, once he's had a moment to relax, he's a great kid to play with--he's shy around kids he doesn't know, but it manifests itself as GRUMPY. He loves to play rough, but is still learning boundaries... today while wrestling, he quickly stuck his finger WAY UP DH's nose to the point of major pain. Um, Happy Father's Day?
The best to you all! We're rounding the 4 1/2 corner soonly. And ok, I admit it, I'm already reading up on "My Five Year Old" because the book cover said, "Sunny and Serene." Baby steps to age five, baby steps to age five.