Saturday, August 13, 2016

where was the warning about age four?


 

We're a little too soon into year number four to say this with any real conviction but maybe, just maybe, four is harder than two and three? I don't look back on year two and shudder so it couldn't have been that bad, three did come with some specific challenges, but four is proving to have some real issues unlike anything two or three threw at me.  Cooper has developed the talking back "skill" and it is out of control, he has to get the last word, and I have to let him or else it would go on for days.  He has also rediscovered his tongue and its ability to "blow bubbles" (yes he was about four months old the last time this happened and it was SO cute then - now? not so much).  It is about to kill me, spits when he's happy, spits while he's playing, spits when he's mad, you get the picture. 

Anyway, all of that to say that I read a fellow mommas instagram post today about empathy and it made me feel like I need to handle situations with Cooper that lead me to be beyond frustrated a lot differently than I am.  I sometimes forget that he's just four. 

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