Day 230

Today’s little love was spending the afternoon with Ammon.

We made it through half of the day getting things done and not having any fun… (ok we did have 15mins or so playing hide and seek so it wasn’t all doom and gloom ALL day) then Ammon started to play up a little and I came to the realisation that he desperately needed my attention. The shopping would have to wait, we could handle rice for dinner- we needed to connect as mamma and bubba and have some fun together.

We threw our work aside and played. It was awesome.We created a car (which I think we might add a trailer to and turn it into a truck). It was a hit! He loaded up his toys and “off he went”.

Ammon had gotten into trouble just prior to our play time for throwing his toys around and getting stroppy. He was sent to his room, and I called out to tell him to come and play with me. He came out happy as a bird saying “I’m not Ammon, I’m a workman!” (Clearly he was not Ammon, as Ammon was very grumpy, but this workman was very cheerful!) He then said, “And you are not mum, you are my wife ok?” hahahaha. A clever plan to keep him out of trouble… It worked – I like that workman husband! He cleaned up all of his mess with no complaints!

Cheeky boy.

 

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5 responses to “Day 230”

  1. Vanessa says:

    That is so awesome. I love the car/truck and the expression on his face. But most of all I love that you stopped everything because you knew he needed attention. That is such a hard thing to do. It sometimes occurs to me that if I stop what I’m doing and focus on this child then these tantrums would stop. However I am always in a rush trying to get everything done in a day, hence why I am sitting in front of my computer working at 12.30am (and checking blog updates :). No excuse really when your kids need you. Thanks Fiona, you’ve given me food for thought ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Maxima1979 says:

    You did a great job… helping your little guy so much when he was in need!
    And your distraction was perfect!

  3. Mummy Em says:

    I just love this whole story, I know just what you mean about being so busy being “busy” that we forget that their grizzles just mean they want to spend time with us. Wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Rachael says:

    Great post, it can be sooo hard to stop and play when there is so much to do, but it is probably just as good to you as it is for him! LOVE that car, it is seriously awesome, Ammon seems to think so too. This is the perfect documenting delight photo.

  5. Sandra Munro says:

    (Hi Fiona! Found your Blog at the MM-Fb page ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great photo! And great save of the day! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that he was a workman. What a great role to give yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

    When our children were young, we used to have ‘Special Time’ every day between about 10am and midday. The children were happy to let me get my work done in the morning before then because they knew that when I was finished, we would play at something like this together. It worked well ๐Ÿ™‚

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