January 24, 2013

Taking Care of Business

I have about five new posts I've been wanting to do but I haven't had the time to write them. If you have young children, you know the drill. They come first.

Just yesterday, I fell asleep in the recliner holding Noah (14 months) while he was sitting in my lap watching The Pajanimals on television. I also had a bowl of cheerios next to him to keep him content for about twenty minutes. I woke up with a bra full of Cheerios. He was dropping them down the front of my shirt. He's a boy alright!

I am going to look up ways to teach him more things today. I have noticed he is still not saying any words. He understands a lot of them (when he wants to) but it is hard to get him to say an actual word. I have a firm belief this has to do with him not going to daycare or not having a time set aside to really get into teaching him words. Also, I know what he wants without him saying anything so he doesn't have to work for it.

My husband brought up the fact in an educational daycare, like the one my daughter went to when I worked, is geared around lesson plans. The babies are exposed to more children/circumstances while stay-at-home mothers (although they do play and teach them) have other things they have to do as well like housework, dinner, etc. Who knows? But it is always good if we as parents help them along. Now if I can just convince my daughter homework is not boring. She's 6. I have a long road ahead of me. (Drawing mermaids and fairies, loves it! Spending thirty minutes on a book report, not so much.)

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