I don’t think I am ready for a child that wants to test boundaries and defy me but I guess it’ is time to admit that my baby is officially a toddler. Today marked the first time I have had to give my little boy a time out. Other new mom’s know what a big day this is. I am really glad for the 5 minutes I have caught on that Nanny 911 show about handling the situation and for experiences shared by friends who have gone before.
Those who only know Bray as the happy, smiling, dancing, laughing bundle of love that he is may think why would he ever need a time out or that a time-out is harsh… but don’t worry, it was only for a minute, and I doubt a full 60 seconds at that, but it worked, and he calmed down and snuggled on my shoulder for a minute afterwards.
One great new thing is that Bray gives kisses! He has always turned away or fought you off if you tried to give him a kiss but now I can ask for a kiss and he turns to me and leans in for a kiss! It is so cute! He still turns away and laughs afterwards sometimes but then he turns back for another kiss. Oh, the small joys!