Thursday, March 31, 2011

Where I've been....

Well, I have kinda fallen off the face of the blogging world.  I became very motivated to get my house renovations done!  Rick has been so super busy with work that he doesn't have the time to help me with the house.  I just kept waiting and waiting for him to be able to help me but I finally decided that I am a strong, capable, and independent woman and I can do it myself!  Haha :)  Our TV broke almost a month ago and the part we need is shipped in from Japan.  With the big Tsunami and everything thats going on over there, everything is extremely delayed.  I am a HUGE TV buff and have really missed it.  However, it has freed up a lot of my time and I have spent it doing some very productive things!  No pictures yet because everything is still in the middle of being complete but be very excited for some AWESOME pictures to come :)

Another thing that has taken up A LOT of my time lately is my sweet little Daci.  My mom always said she thought that the saying "terrible two's" were a myth and that it was really the "terrible three's".  Well I am here to tell you that for MY child, it is definitely the "TERRIBLE two's" and I hope that means I don't have to go through the "terrible three's".  Now, don't get me wrong.  I love my doodle-bug and in no way is being a mother terrible.  However,  she sure has her moments of doing terrible things!  I think it is partly my fault though.  I jinxed myself.  I have recently been telling everyone that Daci is so easy in this stage.  She really has been such an easy little munchkin since about the time she hit 18 months.  I have been able to do so many things during the day like clean, cook, craft, etc and still hang out with my sweet pea.  It just seemed like a flip switched and she instantly knew what she shouldn't touch, what she shouldn't get in to, and what she shouldn't eat.  She became very imaginative and enjoyed playing with her toys by herself, flipping through story books and doing puzzles by herself, and watching movies.  I was able to spend periods of time doing things I needed to do without worrying what she was doing.  Well.......she turned two exactly one month and ten days ago and its like another switch flipped in her.  It was the switch that said in her tiny little brain, "I am the boss.  I don't have to listen to mommy.  I can do everything ALL BY MYSELF, without any help." and most recently "I can get into my poopy diapers and smear them all over my crib, my walls, my clothes, my face, and my stuffed animals!"  You heard me right. The little "incident" that I wrote about a week ago is no longer "the incident" its a "recurring incident".  She has now done that unspeakable deed 5 times, each time getting worse and worse.  She completely 100% knows what she is doing and it is driving me CRAZY!  Oh that little munchkin. What to do, what to do?  I know that this defying mommy thing is just a stage that they go through, but I want to be sure that the habits she is practicing right now don't become permanent behavior.  It is such a fine line.  When to let kids be kids, and when to teach them when things are not okay.  Slowly but surely I am learning and I am so grateful to be a mommy to such a wonderfully independent little child.  She is the complete opposite personality of me.  I am such a people pleaser.  I NEVER wanted my mom mad at me.  I always wanted to be perfect and not do anything wrong.  This little munchkin of mine could care less if I'm mad or not!  It is a quality that is maddening and admirable all at the same time.  I'm grateful that I have an independent child who will be able to stand on her own two feet and make her own decisions. I just wish she would wait til she is older to do it!  In spite of all the craziness of this week with doodle, she will forever be my favorite little thing in the whole world.  I love her with all my heart and I am so grateful to be a mother!



Sometimes I wish that she could be this age and not do anything naughty.....



but then I remember that there were hard things in that stage too.  Being a mommy is just hard work....but the best kind of hard work there is.  Love you, Daci!

5 comments:

PAUL + ALICIA said...

hahahah oh my gosh kori I laughed out loud at this! I cant believe that she is smearing poop everywhere! hilarious! im sorry, it is funny but not at the time im sure!! The good thing about them being naughty is 5 minutes later they do something so cute that it melts your heart!

LauraJ said...
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LauraJ said...

Not sure what happened to that last comment... at any rate - I've loved reading the updates! The diaper incidents do not sound like fun at all, but Daci is super adorable and Kate needs a play date soon!

Karen Pedersen said...

Hang in there, Bug! She's still that sweet little baby. She just has a few more crappy ideas....I CRACK MYSELF UP!

Darren and Kelli Haub said...

Oh YEIKS! I am so not looking forward to that. I hear most kids go through the exploring poop stage.

And you're right... being a mom is great but oh so hard sometimes. If you figure out how to handle the messy diaper thing keep me posted... I'm sure Damon is not too far behind little Daci.