Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
First, excuse the messy craft table! This is the one mommy area of the house and I try to spend as much time as I can here!
We have tons of construction paper, I had left over popsicle sticks from above activity, I have every paint color in the rainbow, hotglue gun and toilet paper rolls!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Cooper loved playing in the exhibit that showed how food gets from the farm to your kitchen table. He LOVES play food and pretending to cook and eat so this was right up his alley. He even tried to milk the fake cow! I'm going to get an annual pass because I think this is going to be our go to cold weather activity!
And, making dinner :)
They also have a hands-on fairytale exhibit which is adorable! If you live in Atlanta, especially if you have a little girl (hint,hint Joshua!) then you need to see this exhibit! I loved it especially because they used some traditional fairytales but then also used fairytales from other countries that (maybe) you haven't heard before...I think it's only there for a couple more weeks so go see it soon!
Cooper, my prince, getting into the royal carriage...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
We can't come to the next MOPs meeting anyways but I think I'm going to ask them to just keep a really good eye on him at the next meeting that we can attend and I'm going to make them a communication book, as well. A travel size communication book with just the essentials in it to maybe alleviate the possibility that he's acting out because he's unable to communicate with them.
I have actually been taking a pic of Cooper every day so I'm still keeping one resolution! The one with me not drinking as much Coke as been thrown out the window sadly to say...
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
We're a difficult spot because he's 2 and has a speech disorder. So, not only is he a 2 year old with his own set of goals and wants BUT he has no way of effectively communicating them. My hubby and I are pretty good at figuring out what he needs with signing and his picture book but average people aren't able to yet.
I know that toddlers will bite when they're stressed and don't have a way of communicating these feelings. I don't want to make excuses for him but they said that the victim of the biting had been crying off and on for the entire 2 hours and the room was very, very choatic when I went in there to get him. Cooper's life is very peaceful and calm. He has 3 little friends that he sees a couple of times a week and he's known these 3 kids for about a year and a half so they're the closest things to siblings that he'll probably ever have. The moppets room is crazy and he's not used to crazy. Plus, he didn't want to be in there and followed me out of the room 3 times screaming and hanging onto my legs. It was just a crazy morning.
My adrenaline started to rush when they called me out of the meeting because I thought Cooper was hurt. They told me that he had bit a little boy and the boy was wailing (rightfully so) when I got to the room and Cooper was off playing by himself. I picked Cooper up and he immediately started kissing and hugging me and he just had no idea that what he had done was bad. I mean, he's 2 and doesn't have the true capacity to understand right from wrong and that his actions can hurt others. My question is why didn't they call the hurt kid's mom out first? I get there and the poor kid is screaming for his mommy and I get to stand there and feel like the biggest piece of shit in the world while they go to get his mom...
This whole parenting thing is hard, so much harder than I ever imagined.
Give me advice, people, if you have it about what to do about biting! I need help! I mean, I can google advice but what has worked for you in real life?
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I got these little capsules for Cooper's Christmas stocking and decided to do them as an after lunch activity. I remember doing these in elementary school but haven't seen them in years! I was delighted to find 2 packs in the $1 bin at my local Target. I got a pack of zoo animals and a pack of underwater creatures. It was cute and a quick little activity before naptime :)
Monday, January 2, 2012
We got Cooper this Lit.tle Tik.es workbench for Christmas and just got around to putting it together today. Cooper likes it but I think it's going to take a little time for him to use it for it's intended purpose for longer than 10 minutes...
He's my silly, silly boy!