Re: June Infants & Toddlers
posted at 6/17/2013 12:47 PM EDT
Wow, KAM, that sounds pretty miserable! Good at least (though maybe small consolation) that you and DH are on the same page regarding them. Could it be that they are, awkwardly, trying to stay out of the way? I mean, if they hide out when you're all home...why are they there? Have you or DH asked them to help, or would it be a lost cause? Either way, I hope the end of the visit is in sight!
We had a good Father's Day weekend, although DH had to watch DS alone yesterday afternoon b/c I had a bridal shower to go to. We had both sets of grandparents over on Saturday, which is a smaller crowd than we usually have, so it was nice, especially since DS was kind of high-maintenance this weekend!
I think we've officially entered toddlerhood, although DS has been walking/running for a couple months, now. DS has always been...quick to share his opinion... but he was super-demanding this weekend. It's funny, b/c we noticed a big breakthrough in his communication: he's pointing and otherwise indicating what he wants in ways he didn't even a week ago. At the same time, he now seems more impatient for what he wants. The big thing this weekend was begging/whining to go outside and then, when we got out there, begging/whining to go down the slide (which involves a lot of heavy lifting for us since he's still too little to go down it by himself -- note to self: be careful what you introduce your kid to and when, lest he make you do it 100x over!).
My totally inexpert theory is that, now that he has new ways of communicating what he wants, he thinks that means he'll just magically get it no matter what. Gotta work on modifying that belief :-).
I do love that he's finding new ways to communicate, though. I was in the middle of cooking for our little party on Saturday when DS ran into the room and held out his shoes to me, clearly asking to go outside. Even though it was totally inconvenient, I had to give in that time :-).