Took the kids to the park yesterday morning. There was a preschool using it (it is technically theirs). I was told I couldn’t use the park at the same time the school was using it for “safety reasons.” I get it. I kind of figured I was going to be told that. BUT, does anyone else think that sometimes our world is too concerned with rules and safety and blah blah blah? Or maybe not. I don’t know. Maybe I’m a loose goose.
I’m making apple pies all day today with Anna. Tis the season where I make around 97 of them. Time consuming, but I love that I know how to do it. Makes me feel all domestic and rural. Isn’t that charming of me? Do you want the recipe? Do you have one you use already? Do you like how I still can’t crimp the edges no matter what?
Reading: The Boys in the Boat
Eating: apple cider
Listening: still Sinatra
Watching: Once Upon a Time
Cooking: Weren’t you listening? I said I was making pies.
Wearing: plaid – specifically of the buffalo variety
18 week bump
You know how sometimes you ask your toddler to do something simple like, put on a pair of pants or something, and then she says, “No!” but, like really sassy-like? And, you’re not so mad that she doesn’t like THOSE particular pants, but you are upset about the way she responded. So, you tell her to use nicer words, and then it escalates into this full blown tantrum/power struggle. And, if she would have just asked nicely in the beginning, you would have given her new pants, but now it’s the principle of it, right? Now it is about being polite and respectful. But, you’re all like, “Is this honestly worth it right now?” But, you think if you give in at this point, then you reinforce bad behavior.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN THESE SITUATIONS? WHAT?!?
Nell wrote an article on power struggles, but I want to hear your piece too.
One thing you should know about me is how much I love Fall. I really feel like I come alive in the crisp air. I’m all hot and sticky and anxious until Fall. Ahhhhh.