Not the tackle I planned on posting…
Last week I started a tackle that I planned on posting tonight. I just needed to do a bit more to finish it up and it would be all ready for the after shot. But alas, I have run out of time.
I got home tonight and wanted to get this important post up right away. (Please click here to read about it or scroll down the page.) So now, it is time to put up my tackle and I am not ready! I could scramble and get it ready, but hey – why not share what I “tackled” today.
I don’t know if you saw a post I wrote awhile ago about shopping with my son, but basically it isn’t the easiest way to spend an afternoon. But sometimes it is just necessary.
Today’s trip to the mall started off fine, but of course quickly deteriorated. I am happy to report though that we did survive and we even found a raincoat for Jackson (the reason for the trip.) But the entire time I was berating myself for not just buying online!
The trip came complete with two meltdowns by Jackson which leads me to ask you – do any of you have five year olds (or older children) who have temper tantrums? I was reading in a parenting magazine the other day that all ages of children – including teenagers – can have them. (Well – if I think about it I know some adults who have them too! LOL)
Recently, my son has started having them more frequently. It is brutal – not to mention embarrassing! (I sent Jackson on a time out to his room the other day and he went in to a full scale meltdown. He was standing in his room screaming crying. My neighbor even came over to check and see if everything was ok! “Oh yes – Jackson is just on a time out.”)
Jackson has always been an intense little guy, (when he is happy, he is super happy and when he is angry – get out of the way!) but this latest relapse into tantrum behavior is driving me crazy – not to mention giving me a headache. I am doing my best to follow positive parenting techniques and the Love and Logic methods and it does help somewhat. But what confuses me the most is that he just seems to have these instant over-emotional reactions right now. Nothing unusual is going on and I can’t see any reasons for him to be more emotional. I am hoping it is a phase of some sort and he will regulate soon. But in the meantime let me tell you – it is very frustrating and very embarrassing!
So, finally I am home and just now getting to my computer. It is so hard to get in enough time to work and parent!
I will have my “real” tackle ready for you next week.
What did you do this week? Link up and let us know.
Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday
We’re making housework blog-able!
Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.