Thursday, August 16, 2012

The little stitch that could...

The whole gang is there--all four stitches.
My little one got into a fight with a counter top and lost.  Four stitches later, a catscan to make sure his noggin was ok, and LOTS of tears later, we left the ER. 

I guess I should be glad he's lasted this long without having to be stitched up.  He's such a wild, rowdy boy.  He's not at all agreeable (see my last post).  ;)

However, on top of running into the counter and getting stitches, my precious little one has managed to pull out three of the four stitches within 36 hours of getting them. *Facepalm*

The Little Stitch That Could

So, this last stitch, has quickly become, "The little stitch that could"...hold my child's forehead together.  If he escapes with even a minor scar, I will owe it to this stitch.  If this scar is never the topic of conversation at dinner, I will owe it to this stitch.  If future conversations don't turn out like this:
Hi, Mason.  Nice to meet you.  How did you get that scar?

I will owe it to this stitch. 

So, dear little stitch, please do hang on.  His face is so precious.  He's far too young to be romancing the ladies with tales of how he climbed mountains or conquered dragons and came away with only the scar on his forehead.

Until then, at least for the next few months, I'll just assume that this little scar will be the topic of many a conversation.  Add this to the list of agreeable qualities....If your child does NOT take it upon himself to remove his own might have an agreeable child. 

Then again, perhaps Mason has found his higher calling in life.  Maybe he'll be a doctor one day!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

You might have an agreeable child if...

He's very upset...about something.
Sorry for the long break in posting.  I find it hard, at times, to find meaningful things to write about.  While, I think my child learning how to open doors, and babble new phrases is amazing, I realize that it might not be worthy of blogging.  :)

This, however, I felt really needed to be said. 

Let me start by telling you a smidge about the little personality that I've been raising.  He is WONDERFUL, don't get me wrong.  But, he  And by spirited, I mean: Challenging.  Determined. Stubborn. 

And he's 18 months.  I am le tired.  Ok...back to the topic....

I feel like I am constantly seeing all of these posts on facebook/intstagram of moms with toddlers that are snuggly, sweet, and gentle.  I see these parents make comments like, "I had to wake him/her to eat" when talking about their newborns.  Or, "We just snuggled all morning."  OY!!  Enough!!  I'm happy that your child is just so relaxed and laid back....but, no need to rub it in!!! 

So, I decided I would write a post.  Now, moms with agreeable kids--do not be offended!!  Instead, rejoice if you fall into this category.  And if you don't have an agreeable child....well, I am in the trenches with you!!!

Here goes....

If you have ever said, "I had to wake him to eat.  He just sleeps too much!" might have an agreeable child.

If you have ever looked with horror at the mom in the grocery store with the screaming child (once you already have kids) might have an agreeable child.

If you have ever said to a friend that is frustrated with their toddler, "I just told him to and he did it, it's that simple" might have an agreeable child. 

In fact, if you find yourself telling your mom friends, "It's that simple" might have an agreeable child. 

If you can sit and enjoy a meal in public with a small child under the age of might have an agreeable child.

If your child can nap anywhere and fall asleep easily when they are might have an agreeable child.

If you were able to sleep through the night consistently before your child's first might have an agreeable child.

While traveling, if you look with judgement upon the parents a few rows up with the ONLY AWAKE CHILD on the entire might have an agreeable child.

If you look upon a parent, with a child that is more challenging, and blame the parent by claiming that if they parented correctly, their child would willingly follow might have an agreeable child.

If your child sits still and reads, draws, or plays with one activity for more than a few might have an agreeable child.

If the concept of your child intentionally defying you is something you wouldn't dream might have an agreeable child.

If your child stays in bed when you put them might have an agreeable child.

If (in your head or out loud), you thought while reading the last statement, "They will stay in bed,  you just have to tell them what you expect and make it happen and be consistent" might have an agreeable child.

If your child stays in time out the FIRST time you put them might have an agreeable child.

Let me finish this by saying, that all children are blessings. And I'm not complaining about my blessing. He's wonderful. I cannot imagine getting a different personality. I love him more than life itself. But, fellow moms, do not judge my parenting skills based on my toddler's behavior. Despite consistency, patience, and healthy rearing, my little one isn't calm, gentle, or cuddly. So, when you see me at the commissary with no makeup, my hair disheveled, and a screaming child who REFUSES to sit in the cart, please do not judge. Just move along with your well behaved child and your cute hair-do.  

If you sympathize, please share your, "You might have an agreeable child" moments.  ;)