Saturday, October 3, 2009

night and day

Wednesday at toddler group, it was like I had an entirely different child with me. He played with toys for more than 30 seconds each, he sat for circle time, and he even participated in the craft pretty well. Some of the mommies talked to me, and i even ran into a classmate from high school, who was there with her daughter. It was really fun, and I'm glad we went. We will definitely continue to go.

I think there were a couple of factors that affected his behavior. First, he took a much longer nap this week, so he wasn't running on empty. I also think the room wasn't quite as brand new and exciting, so he just played with what he wanted to, as opposed to every.single.toy.

Next week's task: teaching him not to let the older girls push him around and take toys out of his hands. If he keeps that up, he's in a lot of trouble. :)


leah said...

A little familiarity goes a long way with 2 year old preschool classes! In another six months, he'll probably be shouting "MINE!" when the kids try to take his toys ("mine" follows a short while after "no," lol)! What a great opportunity to socialize and learn to cooperate in a group environment.

The novelty of all those new toys does wear off after a while, but in the beginning they just run from toy to toy!

tammy said...

I'm so glad it was better for you this week! I love that I have you and Kate (Ben's mom) with your boys only a couple months older, true age and hearing age wise, as you both provide me so much hope with your stories! I was just wondering tonight when Aiden will "calm" down and actually sit and play/participate. I'm hoping sooner than later.

Oh and those girls will be chasing Lucas before too long ... for kisses and hugs! : )