Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have discovered over the past few days that the saying "it is what it is", holds true. With our new family living arrangements we have adopted this phrase. The time that we are apart can not be changed and we just have to put on our big panties and deal. Although it has only been 2 days I have already decided that I do not like this not one bit. Loral is in agreement, although she has not stated this. She has more than shown her dislike for Daddy not being home by acting out and not paying attention. She has also decided that she wants to tell me "no hit" as she hits me on the leg or arm or "no push" as she tries to push me away from the stove or counter. She has gotten this idea confused. I guess when I told her not to hit or push, she thought as long as she repeats what she has been told it is perfectly okay to go ahead with the action. Discipline is proving to be a very daunting task and finding what works for us. It is hard to tell her not to hit anyone or the dogs when after several times on the mat and she continues to do so I have to swat her on the butt. I knew this part was not going to be easy, but I think she is acting out more so right now with Matt being gone than usual and I hope that it will get better as she gets more comfortable with the situation.