Meanwhile, the kids LOVE mud. They also love baths, thankfully. Marcie is our biggest lover of both. (Mud, baths, balloons, play dough, pretty clothes and pretty shoes - somewhat incompatible with the mud-loving! These are a few of Marcie's favorite things.) She also loves being able to "have a hold it" or "my do it!" - in other words, be fully in control of the object in question or task at hand. Which leads to tantrums when she can't hold or eat the entire pack of gum, or when I won't let her hold the phone while I'm on with my friends. She calls me "honey" at least half the time, though, so she can frequently charm me into letting her have her way when it doesn't matter, e.g. holding the bag of balloons rather than just one balloon at a time. She also HATES time-outs, so it's remarkably effective when she does throw tantrums to let her know the screaming will only land her in her room alone. She has remarkable self-control for a two-and-a-half-year-old, I think, in being able to rein herself in. At least she has the past few days. It may change tomorrow. *Sigh* It's always changing around here. They keep us on our toes!
Marcie at the Primary Campus (Isaac's school) last Friday:
|Isaac, Gavin and Isaac's friend Jason|