Thursday, March 27, 2008

5 Year Old Thought Process

Well, today being our seventh day of spring break I thought I'd be adventurous and take the kids to a large indoor park near our home. The local casino has brought certain advantages to our small town - Playworks - being one of them. For a mear $45 a year you can have your very own Family Membership to play whenever you want. Sounded like a good idea to me.....time out of the getting rid of energy....perfect.

Well, after about 45 minutes, Courtney, apprently hadn't noticed I was sitting right behind her, proceeded to throw her knee into a rather large block tower a couple of boys had just finished. Now this tower was not in her way - so I know that it was intentional. I called her over and told her to sit in the chair quietly. I discovered that quietly doesn't really exist in Courtney's vocabulary. As she threw her arms and legs all over and proceeded to tell me over and over and over "I'm being quiet mom, I'm being quiet mom, I'm being quiet mom" Uhhhhhhhhh - quiet is not kicking me, not throwing your head back and crying cause you hurt it, and its certainly not telling me you're being quiet. The most annoying part is that this is not the first time we have had this conversation. Guess tonight its time for a little ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy to teach quiet. There are perks to the last two years of Andrew's therapy I guess. Here's to hoping next time we have a "quiet time out" I don't hear "I'm being quiet mom!"