Monday, October 15, 2007

Some new happenings...

I thought I'd better blog this before I forget... this is a record for our kids to read and note when they are older... ;)

11th October 2007
Timothy pooped into the toiletbowl for the first time... it was about 30mins after his morning porridge and just before his bath... I was busy with Joyce while, our helper, called for me to witness this milestone of Tim's teehehe... nothing very glamourous but it's significant to us... ;) I praised Tim for doing the right thing... and he was really pleased with himself and was smiling from ear-to-ear... *beaming mama*

14th October 2007
Joyce was brought to the church for the first time... it was the first time, the teachers and the worship team saw baby Joyce... almost 90% of them commented that Joyce is very pretty and sweet... and then they added that Joyce looks like mummy... *proud mama*

It's getting more challenging to deal with two kiddos at the same time now... a toddler and an infant... an ultimate combination... *exhausted mama*

15th October 2007
We (hubby and I) didn't quite agree in the way we should discipline Tim...as we both have our own interpretation of the Supernanny's method of giving warning and then carrying out what we have warned Tim about...

You see, Tim was restless and wanted to sit on the dining chair at the dining table with us during dinner tonight...refusing to sit on his high chair... he is obviously too short and had to squat/stand on the dining chair in order to see the food that's on the table... hence, he stood up many times in which we warned him over a few occasions that he needed to sit down to be save... otherwise he'd need to sit on his high chair instead. Toddler being toddler wouldn't understand the consequences of falling from the chair...

So finally the last draw came, after much warning, I decided to just lift him up to place him on his high chair... he threw a huge temper tantrum refusing to be seated on his high chair... that was when hubby came and took him out of the high chair, placed him on the dining chair and gave him another warning *faint*.... INCONSISTENCY!!! sigh... we need a lot more practice on this matter...

It's really not easy I must say... because on one hand both hubby and I need to communicate and agree on the approach to discipline and on the other hand we'd need to handle Tim's growing needs at this stage. Hopefully by the grace of God we (hubby & I) will be able to guide Tim properly and working in tandem and not with differing ideas...

3 comments:

fannie said...

I understand what you mean when both u and Steven have different methods on discipline. No matter how different, we have learnt to be consistent and send out similiar message to the little girl. Tough job there, but with more communication, am sure everything will be well :)

Wenz 宛仟 & Denz 浩安 said...

Dun wori, u r already a good mum. Juz tell ur hb ur views on discipline when both of u are hvg some 'couch-time' and hopefully he can do wat u feel is good for kids cos men sometimes are more lenient than women. :)

Priscilla said...

Ummm, my youngest is 17 months old and she has been refusing to sit in her high chair just after her 1st birthday. She prefers to join us at the dining table. So we got a booster chair that can be fastened to the dining chair and makes her feel "equal" to the rest of the family. Sometimes young toddlers express their needs through actions as they haven't got the words to describe yet. So sometimes I pause to think, "Is this worth fighting about?" or can we do something to eliminate this outburst from a young toddler. That said, consistency in parenting between partners is never easy. It takes a lot of communication and support between one another to reach that.