Monday, January 19, 2009

this week.....

So this week has flown by so fast and yet again gone by sooooooooo slow...

One of the best things was on Friday I packed the boys into the car and took a drive and on our way home stopped past the mail box and there was a package waiting there for us. It was from a dear friend from Mesa she is so sweet. In the box was something for each of my kiddos. And Chocolates and these magnets that she made with little uplifting sayings for moms. They have been on my fridge ever since and they help when the day hasn't gone so well. Thanks Laurie!!!




Question for all the moms out there in the blogging world... Lately Riley my 5 year old has been very sneaky/mean. Example yesterday she was playing with her brothers nicely and then we hear Hyde crying and go to see what is going on she is holding him saying its ok. We think oh that is nice. And go on then about 5 mins later Hyde comes in and find us and he has a bite mark on his arm. So we call Riley in and ask her what happened? She goes I don't know... I ask her again. her face gets low and she goes I DON'T KNOW!!!! I ask her one more time and she goes I bite him. I then ask her why and she says because he wasnt doing what I wanted him to do. WHAT....

Then this morning the kids where watching tv and being nice as I was making breakfast when Brody walks in and says Riley pinched me. I go where and there was a red mark on his skin under his shirt. I again asked her if she had done this or not and she goes gosh Brody. I didnt do it. I go what are you sure. Then she spills the beans and goes yes I did but you where not supposed to see it. What? I have told her if she can be good and help me then I will have time to do something with her but when she doesn't listen and makes problems then it makes it harder for me to get everything done and to want to let her do fun things. Am I wrong? What am I not doing? If you have any ideas please let me know.

5 comments:

Laurie said...

I think she's just going crazy with Brody getting so much attention. But it's not like you can ignore him right now!

I'm no parenting expert (far from it!), but just make sure you give her attention when she does something RIGHT. Hannah's like this a lot. It's very trying!! We have a "Helpful Hannah" chart. It's mostly for chores, but if she's being extra nice, she gets a sticker then, too. Because being nice is VERY helpful!!!

I don't know... I think this is Riley's way of dealing with the stress of all the Brody stuff going on. Hopefully, it'll fizzle out soon!

Nikki said...

Interesting, I agree I think she does not like the sibling getting all the attention. She is going to try to push buttons. Do not let her get away with things. She will know everytime she will be able to . Stand your ground girl. Maybe you should have a mommy day with just her. Let her be princess for the day.

Kermit Crew said...

Welcome to the "Gannon Rollercoaster" we've been riding! You aren't doing anything wrong...I have come to the conclusion that Gannon does sneaky, mean things because he wants his way and he feels that he has the power to have it that way, because he thinks he has some sort of "5 year old super powers." When things don't go how he planse, he gets sneaky and mean. I totally agree with the whole attention thing too! Gannon would rather have negative attention than feel like one of the other kiddo's is stealing his thunder.

Carrie said...

Abbie started getting sneaky when she started kindergarten, but not necessarily mean. It was almost like she finally figured out how much control she has over her world. It sounds like an attention thing. Hopefully other people will have better advice for you. The only thing I could think of is to use something else as her consequence and to still do some fun, one-on-one stuff with her. And when you catch her being good, make a big deal about it. That has worked a little bit with Branson. Good luck! I'm so sorry. :(

Carrie Allen said...

Abby slapped Andy across the face once. I was in SHOCK!!

If you figure it out let me know. Ü