Monday, December 5, 2011

lesson learned {i hope}

So yesterday we were was supposed to go & get our Christmas Tree... I was so excited to start decorating! Hang garland, Christmas lights, pull out the stockings & of course bake cookies to take our day over the top... Well, that didn't happen! As some of you know I have a very strong willed little boy. I swear his cuteness saves him. No joke he's absolutely adorable so I have to think twice when I crack down on him. Lucky boy {wink}! Let me give you the short version on why we didn't get our tree or pull out all the decorations. Ryan has lost his ears {listening skills}... He kept honking the horn repeatedly where the entire neighborhood walked outside to see what was going on {for about 2 minutes while I was inside the house grabbing sweaters}. Then when I walked to the car to grab him he thought it was hysterical & kept doing it in front of me. A three year old is very hard to grab. They're like slippery fish... & they're fast! He got away & the first thing that came out of my mouth was, "We're not getting a Christmas Tree today!"  I realized what I had said, but once you say something you can't go back. I had to be strong... In other words I had to show him who was in charge! Oh man I really did it this time. I was so sad, I know Sean & Taylor were too. Heads up Taylor wasn't so innocent in this little ordeal either. She instigated. Have you ever done anything like that before... ? I love hearing that I'm not alone!

On the bright side... We will be decorating next weekend {if the kids are good} & our tree will be so fresh by the time Christmas rolls around. 

ho ho ho,
Alexandra

4 comments:

  1. Alex, I know this is going to sound crazy, but embrace it - the good, bad and ugly. I know Ryan is a bruiser, beast and all around rebel-rouser, (I have two boys of my own, so I know how boys can get!) but they grow-up so fast. In the blink of an eye he will no longer be your little boy - he will be your big boy, or preteen boy, or your talking about colleges boy......but he will always be your sweet, loving, funny, full of life son. I know that next weekend this entire episode will be forgotten - or how else could we cope as moms?? Your house will be filled with Christmas cheer, cookies, and giggles - you are a great mom, and remember, you are the boss of him! xoxoAlicia

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  2. I love it when I hear that a mom is doing the right thing! Way to go!

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  3. yes, i've been there. you did the right thing. it's so hard sometimes. your children will respect you for it though. i do subscribe to the parenting with love and logic principles. if you've never read the book, it's the on parenting book that i have read and it made such sense.
    xo, tessa
    ps. btw... the blue and white jar in the pic. do you still have it?? it's not a lamp right? just curious. i'm on the hunt.... thanks!!!

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