Monday, July 19, 2010

Discipline 101

It has been an exhausting morning in our household.  It's days like these that I feel I was not cut out for parenting and that everything I do is just absolutely wrong.  

Sophia has always been a wonderful child.  She's adventurous, curious, a cuddler, a daddy's girl AND a mommy's girl, a lover of animals and princesses and bubbles.  She is our sweet precious girl and in the moments of her tantrum throwing I have to remember these things about her so I don't overreact. 

From the time we brought her home from the hospital we knew she was going to be strong willed and that has become more obvious the older she gets.  Today it has been all about doing everything her way and anything I tell her or ask her to do/not do, she does the opposite. 

I am no pro at discipline and I feel like I'm wading into unknown waters here...more like drowning in the water.  How on earth do you appropriately discipline a two year old?  Do they understand what you're doing?  I only ask that because with Sophia, everything is fun and games.  

I'm exhausted and have no idea where to begin..I'm hoping Dr. Sears has some suggestions for me...Lord knows I need all the help I can get on this one. 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond...

or in the words of Sophia "to yinyinity and bewond"!

She is addicted to all things Pixar at this stage.  We started with Cars..and Jeff and I were worried that we would be watching that movie at least once a day until we were 50.  Thankfully she branched out to Disney and took an interest in Tinkerbell for a bit.  Of course, we've moved on and now we are at Toy Story.  Good thing there's two of them out on video so we can rotate them and not lose our minds.

Today we were in Target buying essentials to make chocolate chip cookies for a play date on Thursday and she was begging to go to the toy section and check out Buzz and Woody.  Of course I broke and purchased the cheapest Buzz Light Year I could find.

All the way home she talked to Buzz.  "Bwuzz, you wanna drink of juicy?" "Bwuzz, look at the cows!", "Bwuzz, wet's watch Dooowa" was endless and the cutest thing EVER!

She is now having nap time with Bwuzz...he got more kisses than Mommy did today!

OH!  And a cute story, mostly for me to remember:

Jeff was heading off to yoga this morning as Sophia and I were going to gymnastics.  He passed us on the Tollway and Sophia said "There goes Daddy!  Catch him Mommy, catch him"!  She was shrieking.."Sosie go fast too Mommy, Sosie go fast too"!  She was so sad when we didn't catch him.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello? Anyone still out there?

Hi there!

I'm a little ashamed to have been gone so long but life has been happening and there's not been much time to sit and write about it. Where on earth do I begin?

We FINALLY live in the US! The Dallas area to be exact. We arrived here late on January 31st. All three of us had come down with a terrible stomach bug. That 4 hour flight was the longest 4 hours of our lives..we never thought it would end.

The next day we moved into our new home. At the time we were leasing it from a couple that had to suddenly move back to Georgia to deal with a family situation. The 3rd week of May we bought the house and have been settling in ever since!
We love life here and are so glad we made the move. It took us 6 years to get here, but the journey was very much worth it! We are counting our blessings every day...God has been so good to us.

Now, the whole reason I even wrote this post was because my sweet cousin over at Hannah and Bryan nominated me for the "your going places, baby" award! Thanks just gave me the kick in the petunia that I needed (I've been watching Tinkerbell with Sophia just a tad too much!)!

The rules for this award:

(1) describe where I think I'll be in 10 years and (2) pass the fun along to 10 other bloggers.

In 10 years, we'll still be happily settled in Texas (I hope!) with 2 - 3 kids, some dogs, our cats. Sophia will be on the verge of the teen years (WHOA!) so I'm sure I'll have my hands full with drama! Hopefully we'll have our lake or beach house by that time and we'll be taking our annual vacations, FINALLY! I'm hoping by then that I have established my at home job as a transcriptionist so I can continue to stay home with the kids.

Now the 10 winners are:

Ummm, make that 7 winners - I don't read enough blogs, obviously!

Happy Friday and I hope you all have a fab weekend!