Matt and I had a productive Saturday. This pile of materials for Jack’s play kitchen have been staring us in the face making us feel guilty for not working on it. Today was the day.Jack observed the work site, but he took a break for lunch.
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So here’s the thing with naming kids. I have rules.
The name cannot also start with a J, because we’re not the Duggars.
The name cannon start with or end with an N sound, so no Noah, Nathan, Aiden, Jason… they’re all out.
It has to “go” with Jack.
It cannot be the same as a name that a close friend has used for a child.
I make this harder on myself than it needs to be….
If you saw a parent who was struggling with or trying to discipline their child what would you do? What situations would lead you to help or intercede? What situations would you ignore? Or would you gawk (don’t lie)?
Here is where this question comes from:
Today we had a ‘discipline incident’ which involved Jack basically loosing his bananas in the front yard (while strapped in the stroller) and it continued as we went inside. He wanted to get down and play, but we had other things to do. As I turn to go put the stroller back in the car (at this point Jack is still inconsolable) I see my next door neighbor who I don’t know very well at all opening my front door holding a toy for Jack.
Two things go through my mind simultaneously 1. is she really opening my front door? and 2. I don’t want him to get a ‘present’ right now because the last thing I want is to reinforce this behavior. So as I meet her on my threshold I say “Now is not a good time.” and she tries to insists and I repeat “Seriously, now is NOT a good time!”
So what do you think?
So instead here’s one from my parents camera. They took Jack to the B&O Railroad Museum while Matt and I were on vay-cay.
This weekend my parents took Jack off our hands and Matt and I drove to Blackwater Falls, WV for a weekend getaway. We stayed in a cabin with no TV, no internet and no phone. And we had FUN! We left at noon on Thursday and got home at 2:30 on Sunday. The weather was pretty great which allowed is to go on several fun nature hikes. We saw about a billion deer (all does except we saw one buck on Saturday night). We saw a black bear cub on Friday night. Luckily we were in the car because I’m not trying to get between a mother and her cub! Rawr! We got a pic (because brave Matt hung my camera out the window of the car, but he might have to clean up the image to see if we can actually see anything.)