Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just the beginning

Well my sister in law has inspired me to blog. I feel is she has time for it, I can take a couple minutes out of the day and do it too :) Thanks Katy!

Today has just started and is already a struggle. Nyssa wakes up every morning is such a wonderful mood. She is always smiling and ready to play. I put on Sprout TV for her and she sat there and watched it for a bit before Joel woke up. Joel 90% of the time wakes up in a good mood and this morning was no different. That quickly changed. He wanted to go with Daddy to work and of course he cant. He cried for daddy for 10 minutes until I told him we could go outside and play. I walked into the bedroom to gather some laundry to wash while we were down stairs. I was no more than 10 seconds before I heard the front door open and Joel was almost to the stairs. He refused to come back in so I picked him up and brought him in and told him he lost his outside time because he went out without me. That didnt make him happy at all. He screamed and started throwing his magnetic letters. I got on to him and put him in a chair to calm down and he screamed louder. I ignored him and he got his blankie and finally calmed down.

Nyssa has started to pick up on these temper tantrums as well. When she doesnt get what she wants, she makes it known that she is not happy. I dont like spanking them at all because I feel like Im just encouraging hitting. Time outs arent working very well at all. I do not know what to do with them. I try to be patient with them because I know they are only children but sometimes its very hard not to lose my cool.

On a more postitive note, a friend of mine is picking them up at noon today to take them to her house to play with her son, Sheronn for the afternoon. Its warm enough so they get to play in the water too. Joel loves going over there because he has a play set in the yard. :) This will give me some time alone today to clean and do laundry. Joel has 2 service calls today but I hope he will be home before I have to pick up the kids so we can do something together, just the 2 of us. We havent been on a 'date' in I cant remember when!

Ok, well more to come :) Happy Tuesday!


  1. Hey Jen, it's Laura from CafeMom (caitandcarasmom). I saw your thought bubble about your blog and decided to check it out. Welcome to the blog world!

  2. YAY! (insert happy blog dance) hehe
    Don't tell anyone...but I think temper tantrums are contagious and running rampid everywhere. Even mine is doing it. Although an 8 yr. old throwing a tantrum is quite comical lol!
    Anyways, hang in there! Can't say it gets better...but at least it gets more entertaining!!