Showing posts from May, 2011

The Power of Suggestion

This morning, while getting dressed in his Pull-Ups (yay!) and jeans, the following conversation made it clear that my 2 year old is acutely aware of the power of suggestion: Son #2: "Mommy, we going to school?" Me: "Yes, honey, we're getting ready to go to school." Son #2: "How about Toys R Us?" Me: "Umm, no. Nice try, though." Son #2: "How about tomorrow?" He keeps this up, and we will eventually own a majority stake in the place. The kid has a bright future as a lobbyist.

The Over-Scheduled Child (Or Is It the Over-Scheduled Mother?)

Me: "Honey, we're overscheduling him." DH: "What are you talking about? He loves these classes, and gets to see his friends!" Me: "But he wakes up early to go to school, and by the time we get home from afterschool activities, we basically only have time for dinner and homework before it's time for bed." DH: "Great- that means he's not watching tv." Me: "So, when does he play outside?" DH: "Doesn't he have 2 recesses a day at school? And he plays outside all weekend whenever it's nice outside. Actually, I've been thinking that we should get him into a team sport on Sunday mornings." Me: "Are you kidding me?!!? If I have to drive this kid to any more activities, I'm going to lose it. Between getting the kids ready for school and barely getting to work on time myself, rushing to pick them up before the daycare closes and keeping track of karate, Saturday school, etc., I don't know if I