Thursday, July 2, 2009

Synonyms of Cyclone

Is living with children really supposed to be like living in the aftermath of a cyclone? If you have tips on how to train children to pick up after their own selves, please drop me a comment. I'm getting bored by constantly putting toys away (honestly, I don't put them back in her room in their proper places anymore and just pile them in one corner so there's something resembling a clear path in the living area). I've tried demonstrating, initiating, telling her I'll help her do it... she doesn't do it. Sometimes she starts and then just ends up playing with the stuff she's supposed to be putting away. Yeah, sometimes she even gets mad at me for putting her toys away, like "Why on earth are you doing that, lady? I'm going to play with them again later, like three hours from now." I know the trick is to persevere. Look at potty-training. At one point, I was afraid we'd be using diapers indefinitely.
Anyway, if you want to see pictures of Marguerite taken yesterday, go to this page.


Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

I wish I had the secret. At one point, I was so fed up of all the toys all over the place that I donated half of them to just be able to find the floor. That made a huge difference.

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Maria. Donating is a great idea. I just need to stop thinking of keeping everything for the next baby (which might not even come). Thanks for stopping by. :)