Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tantrums - more, but more low-key

So, a new interesting development recently has been Sebastian's regression into more tantrums. I'm really sad to say that he's just been bummin' a lot lately. He just isn't very happy. We can see a bed-time tantrum coming on from the first minute he wakes up. But, the cool thing is that by talking him through the process we've actually started to see him really try to keep his cool and not let it turn into an all-out tantrum. He had a really bad day today, and so lost some privileges. But, right now, he's NOT screaming. He wants to, SUPER BAD... but we talked about breathing and calming down and what he can do to make tomorrow a better day and I think he actually might pull through. Of course, I won't be surprised if he doesn't, but I'm learning to be okay with that too. The big thing for me really has been learning to not be afraid of tantrums and to just be firm and consistent with him, even if it means he's going to be a pill. This has been really hard for me, but I'm hoping, with prayer, I can continue to be a better Mom, who realizes she's not in control and that the best thing I can do is just pray for my kids and try to make good decisions. So, we'll see!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

For those of you still checking in :)

Well - we just haven't been keeping this thing up-to-date, and to be honest, I'm exhausted!
But here are some fun pictures from our day at the good ol' Minnesota Corn Maze. They really had a blast and it would have been a perfect day if not for the 85 degree heat!
We've had a lot of successes in our family lately and we're feeling more "normal" all the time. School is going well - the kids are getting good grades and catching up in the areas they need to. Ed and I are tired all the time :) but we're enjoying it! Thanks for still looking at this blog, if you still are!!!