Dinner @ 17 Kelawai

Aria, we spent some mummy and Aria time together at 17 Kelawai a few weeks ago. The food was great, but you did not like the kaduk leaves that were used in the fried chicken dish. So I unwrapped each chicken piece for you…

 

Arryn the Cheeky monkey

Arryn you really are a very cheeky boy. This morning while your sister was throwing a tantrum, some part of you found that quite hilarious. Every time she yelled or moaned you would look up and me and start laughing! Lucky your sister was too busy fretting over having to go to school to notice! 

The truth is Arryn, you are quite a moany baby. It could be colick or PURPLE crying as they call it, I have no idea. Anyway here are some pics of you that have nothing to do with this story. Here’s you having a shower with dad, you love taking showers and baths btw!  

Tantrum this morning 

Hi Aria, you had a tantrum this morning 🙂 

After my morning yoga I switched on the TV to distract Arryn while I took a shower. I don’t usually do this as I’m afraid you’ll wake up and start watching, and I never let you watch TV in the morning because you need to be focused to go to school. 

Anyway after I got ready you were already awake (you woke up earlier today!) and watching TV. *facepalm* And true enough when I switched it off so we could go have breakfast and get ready for school you threw a tantrum. 

I allow you to express your emotions, as long as you don’t hit anyone. So you cried and kicked your legs. I could see you felt like letting it out on me (well of course, I was the one who switched off your tv), I could see you wanted to hit me. But you have learned from previous episodes not to do that. 

So I let you cry it out. You were moaning that you didn’t want to go to school (what’s new). Then I gave you 2 choices, either you go to school, or you hang out by yourself outside the door. Still moaning. Nevermind, I do my own thing. Your moan for me to come to you, you moan for a hug. I give you a hug. You tell me again that you don’t want to go to school. I look you in the eye and just repeated your 2 options. You and I both knew that if you didn’t go to school you would have a really boring day next to the shoe rack. 

Not willing to back down, you started crying and moaning. So I changed the choices, if you continued to cry and moan you would definitely be spending the day outside, I counted to 3, you slowly stopped. 

You knew I would not hesitate to do it. So you stopped your moaning and asked for breakfast instead. We hugged and I carried you to the kitchen and that was the end of that. All in a days work!