every child has the gift of providing innocent insight as he discovers the world around him. i think it's a gift from God - so that parents don't go clinically insane with the stresses of raising a kid. after four years of being amazed -and at times perplexed- by my son Nile's journey through childhood, it's time to write it all down. although i tell myself it would be impossible to forget, i know some day i will cherish being able to read this. and i will still be shaking my head.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
creating guilt may be the best form of discipline
Nile had been acting out since Aaron came home from work. He had 3 timeouts within about 1/2 hour, and they obviously were not working. I just happened to be cutting up an onion when Nile came into the kitchen. He saw the tears in my eyes and started tearing up himself. He is so sorry he was naughty and will NEVER be naughty again. And I've gotten 100 kisses. Whatever works, right? Guess I should make dinner more often.