Went to my little cousins b-day party who is just 2months younger than DS and he told him dad he had to pee and his dad said ok so he went up to the tree line in their front yard and dropped his pants infront of everyone at the party. I thought it was hilarious. Just last wknd we went for my grandmother's 75th bday and my son decided to try to eat french fries without his hands so i corrected him and my uncle(with the 3yr old) says its ok just makes mine look better. In response I said at least mine knows where the potty is. everyone at the table cracked up!... The boys get along great and when they are together they are constantly learning something from each other so just seeing DS after a visit with Eli is a trip!..View Thread
Aww congrats! Its such a big milestone! ... Hope his party goes well!!
For the weekend DS and I have a bday party to go to on sunday and then the family is getting together monday for Memorial Day and doing a nice cookout! DS will be with his father on saturday so I might catch up on some much needed sleep or get some thing done around the house that could use the extra attention!View Thread
Well let me start by saying that its not you!... there may be things you can do differently but its not you!... My son is the opposite, when its just he and I he is an angel but when there is any other adult around he thinks he can play us against each other. The only thing I can suggest is stay relaxed because if he sees you losing your cool, he may push harder to get what he wants!... Also be consistent instead of allowing him to get to the point of hitting and pushing, when you see him building up, get down to his level and try talking, if that doesnt help set him in a quiet place so he can calm down. When he is done, talk to him and try to find out what was upsetting him so much!. Whether he really is hurting you or not, let him know that hitting and pushing is not nice and it hurts mommy! Another idea is to try to see how it is that DH responds to his outbursts, watching his cues on whether he loses his cool or stays calm and how and what he says to him could be the simplest different that will change everything.... As i said first, its not your faulta dn staying calm will be best for you and the kids! If the behavior continues it may be best to speak with the pediatrician before DS ends up hurting himself or someone else!
Thanks for the tip... I'll have to mention it to him. He has a newborn (4 or 5 month old) so if he bought the convertible he would get double the use out of it using it from my son and then his other son... maybe that will be a selling point for him! haha... thanks again though! It really worries me because I would never forgive myself if I let him go and something happened!View Thread
Thanks for all the input!... That really helped. i like have DS is the 5-point harness convertible, make me feel like hes safer. I'll keep it as long as possible. He is pretty far below the 40lb mark and doesnt gain weight quickly so he should be fine for a while!... As for him being in a booster when he is with his DF, should I be worried about that?... his DF lives just 6miles from my house and never takes him out of town, but I always worry about the what ifs... It doesn't take a long ride to get in an accident!... Even if I tell his dad that he isn't safe being in the booster, I'm not sure if he would go purchase a convertible for the short time Izayah will be needing it.View Thread
Hey there.. We all have 3year olds and I'm kinda wondering what type of careseat your LO is in and when you changed or plan to change them to a booster.
DS is 3years 2.5 months and is still in a full car seat. His father just bought him a booster seat and I'm wondering how to tell when LO is ready for the switch. DS is right on track for his growth being 39" tall and weighing in at 34 lbs.. He still sits comfortably in his carseat with me, so i'm not sure whether I should move him up or keep him in that and whether his DF should have him in a carseat or booster.
Any types or insight would be helpful! Thanks in advanceView Thread
So it must have just been a bad weekend or he was testing his limits because so far this week he has been soo much better. He gets a little grumpy at nap time and bed time but the back talking and aggressiveness has all but gone away. He is a typical 3 year old with small outbursts but I guess as soon as he realized I wasn't going to allow that behavior to go on, he ended it! ...View Thread