I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. I Samuel 1:27

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I Need to Remember This!

As I've mentioned, Alex and I have had some major battles lately. It's mostly because he's exactly like me; controlling, stubborn, little patience.....hmmm. :)

Alex also hits me ALL the time. We have been working with him but it doesn't seem to be getting better. I'm sure that there is some reaction that he's getting from me when he does it, even though I've been working on it.

But, then today, he does this. I want to make sure I'm documenting it so I can come back to read it on our hard days.

Jay and his dad left early this morning to go show one of our horses. I woke up feeling horrible - terrible stomach ache and the things that go along with it. I wasn't sure how I would handle him today by myself. (yes, I'm a baby, yes, I'm screwed if anything happens to Jay)

I told Alex that I wasn't feeling well, that my tummy hurt. He's been pretty good this morning (although I have to admit that the TV has been helping out a lot).

He then came over and climbed on my lap. He said, "Big hugs!!" and gave me a big hug. Then he said, "Kisses, mommy" and gave me kisses. Then, he took my face in between his two hands, looked me right in the face and said, "There, mommy, that will make you feel much better."



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Andrea said...

So sweet. And K. hits me, too. ALL the time. We've been working with him, too. But it doesn't make me feel very good at all. So hang in there-you're not alone!!

Vanessa said...

Moments of total sweetness like that just melt your heart and make you forget all the naughty things they have done!!

Soltana said...

So cute!!
Cerah has started the clinch my fists to my sides and scream mode!! Holy CRAP I about freaked out!!

I guess it too will pass:)

margaret said...

That is the sweetest thing!
Helen hits me too...we're working on it, but it's not easy.

Kelli said...

That is sooo sweet. I love your blog makeover by the way. Just be patient. We went through this with Kaleb and it is very hard to deal with. Also we learned in parenting classes at church to be consistent. Always do the same thing when you discipline. If you change things he will pick up on it and learn how to get out of it so to speak. But eventually this will be a thing of the past. Good luck!!!!

Alleen said...

It is those little things that get us through the tough times!!!

Kathy said...

What a sweetie pie! Your Alex sounds a lot like my John. He did the hitting thing but has mostly grown out of it...thankfully. I am sure Alex will too.

Carrie said...

Oh, how sweet. That is a toddler--Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde. We are lucky that we have a very well behaved toddler, but they all have their moments. No hitting here though.