It's been a while. So here are a few quick updates before I start writing about whats troubling me. My 27th birthday was great! Babe & Buddy got me the Wii Fit and we did dinner with my family! The Wii Fit is awesome and I have been using it just about every other day :) Babe had a great Father's Day! We headed to the beach on Sunday, and stayed until Tuesday. The resort we stayed at was awesome, and we will definetely be going back. It was called the Francis Scott Key Motel (http://www.fskmotel.com/info/index.cfm)! After getting back on Tuesday, we took Buddy to see KungFu Panda - great movie! Then Buddy was put to bed early b/c of his attitude problem he's been having lately...which is what I want to write about.
I am now a firm believer that there is no such thing as the "terrible 2's"...but that there are the "Terrible 3's!" instead! I'm not sure what it is...is Buddy testing our limits? Is he already hanging around the wrong crowds at school - isn't he too young for that?! Or are Babe & I just not doing a good job at disciplining him? Whatever it is, I am tired of yelling at him and punishing him ALL the time. I feel like all we did in Ocean City was yell at Buddy. Or tell him things repeatedly. Or threaten to take things away. While we do usually follow through with our threats (no more Indiana Jones rope for the rest of the day, early bed time, etc), none of it seems to be working. And as I said before, I am so tired of yelling at him.
He's also had an incident at school where he took a little girls candy! Teacher tried to get it from him and he popped it right in his mouth and laughed...thought it was funny! He did eventually apologize, but that didn't help. He still laughs when he tells someone about it. But we're having Buddy take candy back into the girl and tell her that it won't happen again and he is very sorry. So we'll see how that goes.
But then I asked his teacher if his attitude has been bad while at school, and she says "well, actually yes, I was going to email you about that!" AHHH!!!!!!! I don't get it!? It did make me feel better that she said when kids are bad at school and at home, it's usually just a phase, but I am so ready for this phase to be overwith!
I need some kind of order with him. We were going to start a "chore chart" after our vacation, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I think I will tonight. We keep telling him he has to EARN things, but he doesn't understand how he can go about earning them. So maybe a chore chart will help...at least for a little while.
If anyone has any other suggestions, I am totally open to them! So please suggest!