I knew it was inevitable. This isn’t my first time with a toddler. It’s just a part of Baby G’s growing up process, but it’s starting: the terrible two’s. If I say the word “no”, I might as well be torturing him. If I hold him in my arms to indicate a behaviour is not acceptable, he starts pinching me to let go. Such is toddler-dom. You know what I say? Bring it, Baby G. I’m ready for you. Even though XXXXY Syndrome is something I’ve never dealt with before, I’ve done the terrible two’s and I’ll do them again. But first, an update:
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with showing the people in your life how much they mean to you, how much you appreciate them, how much you love them. It could be your spouse, your friends, your kids, or even your dog. The list of the people you love could be endless.
But are you on the list of people you love?
Have you ever noticed that after you become a parent, Valentine’s Day just doesn’t do it for you anymore? The flowers, the chocolate, the stuffed animals (like we don’t have enough of those around here)…Valentine’s Day just loses all of its relevance when you have kids.
It’s the snotty-nose time of year, guys. Yup, and Niagara Girl’s had her first sick days off school. In the spirit of managing the mucus (and keeping your sanity), I’ve come up with a few simple, non-screen-time suggestions that will keep the munchkin occupied and resting, and hey, you might have some fun too.
With the Christmas chaos behind us and the New Year finally here, I’ve managed to find time to share some of the progress Baby G has made while managing his XXXXY Syndrome. Sitting here with a warm cup of coffee, I’m breathing a small sigh of relief. From Christmas shopping to family dinners, there never seemed time to sit with Baby G and work on things like finger isolation, pushing, pulling, and flexibility. Amazingly enough though, he’s reached a few milestones in the last few weeks, even without focused activities.