Um, I read this blog (hilarious) and this article (depressing) this week, and I think it’s time we all pour ourselves a big steaming cup of perspective. AmIright?
We too have been bitten by the Frozen bug. Loved getting a double top secret bootleg copy from the mean streets of NYC from our Auntie in the City for Christmas; loved when one of our guys slept with his Olaf toy (for which we *may* have paid expedited shipping but otherwise was a somewhat reasonable purchase) on Christmas night. Had a blast at the screening at our elementary school, loved getting our picture with the lifesize Olaf created by the a-mah-zing art teacher. And then we moved right the frick on. No $1,000 dresses in a 4T (how many of us spent less on our wedding dress??), no angry rants on the Disney Store FB page, no setting an alarm to hit an online store when it gets restocked at midnight west coast time.
At my youngest son’s Pre-K parent teacher conference I was so excited when the teacher brought out his drawing journal. Open to the first page, “This is my Mom going to the bathroom”. There I was, sitting on the pot with a big red crayon grin on my face! Ha! This was a playful embarrassment but other times our children can really make us cringe. Like the older child with an attitude or the public tantrum. These moments can be very challenging. What is the best way to defuse the situation but also teach your child that this behavior is rude and unacceptable. Here are some suggestions have worked (and not worked) for me.
The Public Tantrum
Doesn’t it seem like there are a million tantrum triggers while we are … [Read More...]
Here It ComesDon’t look now, but some crafty supermom out there has ALREADY been on pinterest to find the perfect end-of-year teacher gift. She is—while you are sitting on the couch reading this on your iPhone while you half watch whatever is on … [Read More...]
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