Lucas is starting these temper tantrums that I’m not so fond of. I thought I had a few months left until they were going to start, but I guess not. If I take something away from him that he isn’t suppose to have he gets angry. Like, MAD. He squeezes his first together and then his whole body and starts crying or yelling… or a combination of the two.
In situations like this, and at such a young age, I’m not sure what’s the best way to handle them. Some say to completely ignore the behavior, but I want him to learn to communicate his frustrations with me. I always speak to him like he is a person, not a wee baby, and tell him why I took whatever a way and here is a better option. They usually don’t last long, and although they are angry sprouts, they’re also sort of cute.
Today at the post office, as Lucas and I were walking out the door a man held the door open for us said, that’s not your Oregon State license plate out there is it? And I said, Heck YES it is! We began small talk, he is from Bend and he is a duck fan. Ohhhhh a duck fan! When you meet a duck fan and you’re a beaver fan yourself, there is a sort of vibe that’s put out. Either way, it’s always nice to meet someone from your home state.
I will, eventually, get my license plate changed and registered in Alaska. Just as soon as I tell myself, yes Samantha.. you live in Alaska. For at least a few more years… get used to it. So fine. I’ll change my license plate and drivers license if that’s what you’re suppose to do when you move somewhere.
One of the awesome toys that Lucas got for his birthday (thanks Grandma!) was this geometric stacker. It’s so neat to watch my boy put the pieces on and take them off. Such simple things that get your heart racin’! I feel so proud every time he puts one on, as I remember just a month ago when we were at a friends house he couldn’t do it at all. It’s almost like I can see his brain working as he tries to figure it out.
We’re off to the Zoo this afternoon. I hope the polar bears are out to play!