Also I want to share how we are working towards some better behavior. After a whole year of "terrible twos" I'm hoping we will be able to make the threes more terrific. So we are using charts to work on some behaviors and end up getting a reward.
Our first go round was getting dressed - both in the morning, and after using the potty (thanks to Patrick's side of the family there is a desire to just bare it all - hehe). So we set up a chart - a getting dressed chart - and put a sticker on it for each time Wyatt got dressed with out a tantrum (and minimal help from me or Patrick). After a couple of not so good tries, Wyatt got the point and wanted to get stickers. Once the chart was full he got to go to the store and pick out a new book for his Tag (remember favorite gift from his birthday?)
|Finished chart with reward|
Well we have moved on to our second chart - eating at the table. I have to admit that I didn't force this issue while I was pregnant, or right after Levi was born because I was too tired or Levi's eating schedule was crazy. However, Levi is eating dinner with us now, so the whole family needs to be sitting together again. Who knew it would be such a chore! But our chart is helping. It's a little more slow going because there are less opportunities in a day though. That's alright, we'll get there.
I'm just super excited that we are setting goals together and Wyatt seems to be getting into it. Yay for the preschool years when kids start to understand, be understood, and want to see results - I might actually be good at this stage of mothering (well that could be up for debate).