Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Our little guy was out of school again yesterday (late start meant NO preschool) and was in a horrible mood. I spent half the day reprimanding him for his tone, behavior, manners, mood. I realized in the night (much too late, of course) that I'd let him have way too much unstructured time, days of it, and he was just finding boundaries on his own. He was so out of sorts! My B can handle entertaining herself these days, but he really does need that 1:1 attention and prompting in bits of time or he goes off the deep end!

I think we're all back to school this morning, I need to get going. Even though the wind chill is -28 and I'd really rather stay home!!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

My T. needs a lot of social stimulation--new faces, new activities, etc. L. is more content to slip into introspective pursuits and he's happy to sit in the room with one of us and read. But T. needs more, and so I try and work with that, although it can be very tricky sometimes, especially when the weather is cold and we're all home!