Thursday, May 27, 2010


I believe we have reached the realm of toddlerhood. The kind where meltdowns over not getting what you want are epic. The oh so glorious time of life where the boundaries are needing to be made and the baby is needing to test them....frequently.  I have been putting off buying/reading some sort of discipline book. I am still convinced I have the perfect child. The thing is, she only sees the same four people every day. She is only around Carson when it comes to other kids and a six month old, unfortunately, bears the brunt of the toddler.

I am sure that Lila is going through a growth spurt this week. She has been sleeping like a maniac (she took two, two hour naps yesterday AND slept through the night). She is eating like we starve her and her temperament is less than friendly. So, some of what's going on is because of that, but some of it is the one year old coming alive in her.

All of this being said, since I have been home this week and Katie has been working I have gotten to see how Lila treats Carson. I have mentioned before that we were working on Lila not taking things away from Carson. Well, today we had a breakthrough (and I totally forgot to tell Katie!). There is crap all over my house from emptying my learning cottage. So Sara, Carson, Lila, and I  are sitting on the floor in the kitchen this morning just hanging out and Carson grabs hold of the nearest item that is clogging up my kitchen. Lila goes over and takes it from her. She looks at me, and then she looks at Sara. Ever so slowly she hands it back to Carson. Of course, Sara and I lose our minds praising her so she does this two or three more times over the course of the day. I am so proud of her!!!

I am still going to go buy a book about how to handle a toddler (if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them). But, I have to say I am proud of Sara and I too for working towards this one teeny, tiny victory.

We are going to a cabin with my cousin and his family this weekend. They have two boys (3 and 9 months I think). I am interested to see how Lila interacts with them.  Hopefully she will follow Logan's lead and realize she can walk if she just gives it a shot :-)


  1. Good job Lila! I'm so proud of you (and your Mom and Aunt)!
    Have fun this weekend Jana - will miss you!


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