Thursday, March 19, 2009

Life changing

I havent had much time to blog lately as I am busy trying to prevent my boys from burning the house down during the day,(literally- James has almost set the house on fire a few times lately and its only been divine intervention that has stopped it before it was too late) (how the fetch does anyone live through raising little boys?) and when Daniel gets home at night, I really just like hanging out with him instead of getting on the computer. But since he is having a "missionary meeting" I figured this would be the perfect time to catch up. Only problem is I can barely remember anything I previously thought about writing.

Toast finished preschool at his friends house, and will be rotating to another after spring break. I love this kid dearly, but he and I have a continuous power struggle. For some reason he has a hard time getting along with others and he can be a stubborn little punk when asked to participate. He spends a lot of time in time out at home, and we talk about improving his behavior, but he loves the excuse- "I just forget." On preschool mornings, I hype him all up- telling him I know he can be nice and be a good helper and we even had some bribery going on. He loves his webkinz and so I told him he could get another one if he followed the rules, and got along with the others, and was respectful of his teacher. Sadly he had several not so good days. When I told him he hadnt earned his webkinz he just went ballistic. So I have this mental debate in my head- do I get him one cuz he has tried, or do I stick to my guns cuz he didnt earn it. Its been 2 and a half months that he has been working on it which is a long time- but there again- he didnt earn it. Undecided I asked Ty what he thought would be fair. I explained my dilemma to him, and he understood and actually told me he didnt think I should let him have one since he didnt fulfill his part of our deal. I was rather impressed with his mind reasoning. Anyway we decided since he did try and did have several pretty good days that he could get a lil kinz instead. So we went to walgreens and he picked one out and had the biggest smile I've ever seen. Once we got back in the car, he tells me, "this is going to change my life!" Who knew a lil kinz could change someones life?

Bennie-boy has been sleeping through the night now for the past month and it is life changing I tell you! It is heaven not having to wake up every 4 hours- absolutely heaven. I told myself once Ben was sleeping through the night I would get my rear into gear and get back into my yoga and pilates, so thats my life changing goal starting next week.

Well now the meeting is done, so I am gonna go crash for the rest of the evening with my Daniel.


Cook Zoo said...

It's so frustrating when kids get stubborn like that, isn't it? You're doing a great job though. Hang in there! :)

Tina said...

Tyler deserves points for cuteness and intelligence. Those have to count for something!

Julie said...

I wish a lil kinz could change everything we need in life. That would be awesome.

Beverly said...

I love the new picture--and the old one--can I get copies? And, when did Tyler lose that tooth?? Sounds like you need to gear up for James--Tyler may be the mild child (boy that is). That reminds me of some of your brothers who loved fire!

Sabra said...

BOYS! That's all I can say.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

Cute pictures! I don't know how to survive boys either, let me know when you figure it out!
You certainly have some cute boys!
All I can say is you will laugh at a lot of your frustration! When they get older, it all seems funny! Well, maybe not all of it!
Good luck!

TAMMY said...

We should get together and talk. Javan is almost 8 and the big power struggle started in pre-k. We now have him seeing Pres. Rod Nelson and I have hope! They really do try so hard but it never seems hard enough, huh?