Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just Another Day on the Homestead

This morning I was up at 5:30am reading "Love and Logic for Preschoolers" with my first cup of coffee. My early hours literature selection tells you what kind of parenting day it has been around here at casa de phillips.

If I had the energy, I would expound on all the antics of my two year old who appears to be rapidly working towards a Master's degree in "The Fine Art of Arguing" with minors in "Fighting with Your Sister" and "Whining Over Every One of Life's Details." Yeah, it has been an exhausting day and we are just at nap time (which neither child seems too keen on participating in at the time).

Despite my low morale this fine Spring day, I attempted to create a semblance of fun for the children to mask the fact that I would much rather plop all three of us in front of the television for twelve hours straight than to be energetic and creative. Because the ol brain was tired, the most fun I could create was having a theme day. Today's theme is "Cowboy Day." So far, Cowboy Day activities have consisted of both children wearing cowboy/cowgirl apparel. See, the creative juices aren't really flowing. Perhaps for snack we'll eat some marshmallows and a chocolate chip and pretend they are s'mores...


Here is a meeting of the minds that took place this morning..shortly before I had to equally divide up every bowl and magnetic letter in the house


Cowboy Day


Despite my early search for positive parenting solutions, I am sure their were parents across our fine world looking just as earnestly for answers to their own troubles with children. Most likely while I was reading how to deal with a little person logically, I bet Billy Ray Cyrus and Co. were reading, "How Not to Exploit One's Underage Daughter Who Happens to be a Mega-Star"

8 comments:

Paige said...

I love her cowgirl outfit! We are having discipline issues here at the Pearson house, with both kids!I may need to borrow your book!

Erika said...

That BRC!!

Sydni said...

A good theme and what ADORABLE pics!

I'm still quite taken w/ your blog design.

I think kids get used to being coddled when they are sick (you eluded to this I think in a previous post) and it takes a couple days to re-learn how things go...??

Kelly said...

Cute pics! I was hoping there was hope for little Miley. :(

DCVol said...

Your cowboy and cowgirl are ADORABLE! I can't believe your baby girl is almost 1- WOW.

margk said...

I like your new blog design. Do you ever watch Super Nanny? I love that show. We have a time out carpet and it works quite well for Nicholas. Cute cowboy pictures!

margk said...

Oh, and my dustbuster is my best friend. It is great for snacks and baseboards.

Shelley said...

Hey... Wish you lived closer to the Hale Household. We could have treated you with horseback rides, a visit from the rooster, cats and baby kitties, and lots of wild bunnies, squirrels, hummingbirds, and butterflies! Hope Cowboy/Cowgirl day was a success!