Sunday, January 29, 2012


As a result of some less than stellar behavior this morning,  Baby Girl lost TV privileges for the rest of the day.  That's really more of a punishment for her parents than it is for her,  but we are quickly running out of effective punishments for her.   So no TV it is.

Which means when she woke up from her nap,  we were looking at almost 5 hours of entertaining a 2.5 year old.   Shoot me.  I made the executive decision to go for a family walk.  Baby Girl requested this walk involve the park,  but it was 40 degrees out which is NOT swinging weather.  We dressed up for a jaunty walk through the arctic and out we went.   It was cold, but it felt so good to be outside - and in a few short weeks (6? 7?) it will be warm enough to actually be outside without snowsuits!  I'm so excited for spring!  Too bad it's still January,  but it's coming.  I can feel it.  Those daffodils and crocuses are just itching to poke through the frozen tundra! 

And no,  we didn't give in on the TV.   Aside from asking for it once,  I don't think Baby Girl realized she was being punished.   Time Outs don't work anymore (she actually requests them now) and I can't think of anything else that is age appropriate.   Teaching a toddler appropriate behavior is proving to be an impossible task.  At least we haven't experienced a toddler sized public temper tantrum yet!

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