Wednesday, April 18

Its Wild!





temper temper temper.


Natalie's temper has been flyin the last few weeks and days. She is 5 going on 16. Im not kidding. I dont know what to do about it and I am at the end of my rope. She has so much sas and it is wearing me down.



Boots on the other hand is so crazy, it drives me crazy! He is 3 going on six 3 year olds.

Tonight we were reading our scriptures together as a family and we have been working really hard to get the kids to sit still and listen to eachother read. Brian asked them how Kings and Queens sit, and after they explained, he asked them to sit like that. Boots sat still for about 10 seconds before whinning and crying. When asked what was wrong he very aggresively grumpily responded "I dont want to be a queen! I want to be a prince!"

This pic is mid tantrum... There have been quite a few fits coming from his as well. No ice cream, bed time, going potty, leaving the park, eating any food, reading a book... He has been tempering over everything!



I cut some bangs on Courtney and I think they are pretty dang cute! Now that she is over the 18 month mark, she has been starting her own tantrums of her own. She does not like when I fill her sippy with water and then she watches me drink Crystal Light. She throws a fit. She doesn't like to get out of the swings at the park, even when she has been swinging for 30 minutes straight. She does not like to be carried anywhere, she must walk, and she must hold boots or Natalies hand. She is learning from the pro's!


We went to our friends the other night when we were showing our home and needed to get out of the house. They have this little "river" and lake where you can see (and feed french fries) fish and turtles. The kids were all doing this and Court dropped her brand new Croc into the water. Brian had to break into the closed pool and get this scooper. The best is that right after we got Courtney's shoe back and walked away, their little guy did the same thing and we had to get it back out and do it again. It was actually hilarious.



Courtney has had to take a few naps in the car this week since we have been kicked out of our house for the most part. She cracks me up with the way she uses her blanket. She doesn't cuddle it or hug it, she doesn't rub it or snuggle it... She shoves as much of it as she can into her mouth and falls asleep... Can you say choking hazard?!


10 comments:

BrittanyB said...

Okay, that is a huge wad of blanket in the mouth! At least there's still some left so you can pull it out when the chocking happens ;) If you find a cure for Sass and tantrums let me know!

Sara said...

We just started doing a points system with Lawson and Makayla who are also sassy and have tantrum problems. We have a white board on the fridge. They both start out with 2 points each day and can lose them and earn them depending on behavior. Lawson gets 10 cents per point at the end of the week. I haven't decided what to do for Makayla yet. It's actually worked pretty well- Lawson freaks out if he loses a point so I know it's working! :)
Come to our house if you get kicked out! We'd love to have you!
Love your pics- love the new bangs and the blanket pacifier! ha ha!

jayme said...

Love the last picture. Courtney is so cute!

Cichy's said...

Good luck with the tantrums, doesn't sound fun! Love the last picture, too cute!

The JL McGregor Family said...

The blanket in the mouth is hilarious! You are also welcome to come over to our house during showings. The best part is that it doesn't matter if the kids make a mess. . . it'll blend right in. :) We are dealing with talking back right now. And kids touching each other and breathing on each other and looking at each other. Good luck!

The JL McGregor Family said...

The blanket in the mouth is hilarious! You are also welcome to come over to our house during showings. The best part is that it doesn't matter if the kids make a mess. . . it'll blend right in. :) We are dealing with talking back right now. And kids touching each other and breathing on each other and looking at each other. Good luck!

aidanjordan said...

I LOVE Courtney with bangs!!!!! (Loved her without, but you know what I mean.)

emblair said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one dealing with sass. And lots of it. Homework, dinner, bedtime, doing hair, getting dressed, riding her bike, you name it. It's even bleeding into the fun stuff now...like I suggested we have a picnic outside and it was complain, complain, complain. Seriously!?

So we told Molly if she doesn't stop being lazy and sassy we'll take her to see where all the lazy people end up. And what do you know, the next day after school I actually had a pleasant child on my hands. :)

emblair said...

And you're more than welcome to make a pit stop over here anytime during a showing. I'm sure your kids would love the playhouse...

Alysha said...

that last picture is priceless!!!