I love him to pieces but he's being a rebel against us. Ahhh, toddlers!
How do I get Sean to stop throwing stuff (food, cutlery, sippy cups) off his high chair? As many times as we take everything away from him, and as many times as we tell him "NO", he just doesn't listen. Anyone have any tips or advice?
We had to take the fence/gate away from the den, as Friday he climbed right over it. So, we cut the umbilical cord yesterday, and gave him free reign of the house. Not sure yet if that was a bad mistake yet or not. That fence went away, but a baby gate went up for my office (since my office door doesn't stay shut apparently).
As of today, there will be no more high chair for Sean either, as tonight at dinner he climbed up on chair at the dinning room table and wanted to sit with us like that, instead of in his high chair. So we took the booster seat out of my trunk (which we use at restaurants, etc), and he'll be joining us at the table now.
And now, Sean is freaked out about taking a bath. It all started on Friday night. I had my in-laws over for dinner. (Jamie's dad & step-mom). Jamie had ball so he wasn't home. After dinner I put Sean in a bath. Sean likes to get in the bath while the water is still running. He likes to play with the water while it runs, etc, and this way it gives him more time to play in the bath. Anyhow, while he was in there, just as he goes to put his hand under the faucet, my father-in-law in the bathroom in my bedroom, flushes the toilet. BAD! When a toilet is flushed while someone is in the shower or in the bath, the HOT water comes at full blast, because the cold water is being used for the toilet that is being flushed. Sean got really hot water on his hand. I can't say that he burned his hand, because it's not burned, but it must have been really really really hot. He freaked out, starting bawling, and we had to force him to stay in the tub to at least wash his hair (he had to get washed, there was no getting out of it). Anyhow, tonight, in the bath (we bathe/wash Sean every other night, unless he's filthy and needs an extra bath), he refused to get into the bath. It took both Jamie & I to try to get him to stay in again just while we washed him and his hair. I don't know how we're going to get him to enjoy his baths again? He obviously didn't forget that he got hurt in the bath. Has this ever happened to you and did it take long before your child trusted the bath again? (The first time we learned that our water system did this, I was using the bathroom & flushed the toilet while Jamie was in the shower. Let's just say that I will never do that again!)
Jamie's mom and her wife came by today for a quick visit, it was nice of them to come by. They brought Sean 2 books about being a Big Brother/having a new baby in the house, which was nice of them.
Boy must zucchinis grow fast? There are two huge zucchinis on my plant now, and I could have sworn there was only one yesterday! I really cannot wait to be able to pull some off and have them grilled on the BBQ!
Yesterday I got a chance to plant some more seeds. I started them inside the house for now, and I'll move them outside once they start sprouting (as I did back in March/April for the seed starters). I planted some more lettuce (both the Paris Island & the Black Seeded Simpson) as well as some broccoli and cabbage, that didn't work out when I planted them in the garden. I'm not really sure why? I'll see what happens this time. I also planted some more of other stuff, we'll see what happens. I do have to say that my pumpkin plant is taking over the garden like you wouldn't believe. It was just a test for this year, not sure I'll plant it again next year. It's really trying to take over the garden! I also, today, re-planted carrot, to see if anything will happen. In the original patch where I planted the carrots, I think we have 2 carrots. (Only 2 - I know, so sad!) I'd planted 2 rows of them! Anyhow, maybe it'll work this time. Crossing my fingers!
This evening my brother came over for dinner. After dinner he took off and Jamie & I watched the movie 21. It was really good, but it was the exact same movie that we saw last year called The Last Casino. Identical.
Off to go feed Mack & then it's bed time!
- Knit and Purl Mama
- I am a 30-something mom who knits, and takes pictures, a lot. I am a mother to 3 adorable boys, Sean (Dec 2006), Mackenzie (June 2008) & Quentin (Nov 2010). This is my journey through motherhood, photography, the books I read, life in general and knitting, of course. Oh, and other crafts too!
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