Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big E's Behavioral Kryptonite

I have to give credit to Mr. Yoy.  He took Big E to his favorite train museum and they were about to close so they couldn't go in.  Big E was so excited to see "The General" and Mr. Yoy had to come up with something fast or it was going to be a bloodbath.  Mr. Yoy told Big E that "The General" was sleeping.  Big E totally bought into that.  He talked about the choo choo sleeping for the next few days.  But more importantly, he left the museum peacefully.

Fast forward a few days and we were outside playing with the football.  It was time to go in, which usually is a battle.  All I had to say that the football was sleeping and he was fine with that.  We went inside and he talked about the football sleeping.  But, he didn't pitch a fit.

Wow, something so simple.

Bedtime has also been a challenge as of late.  The last few nights I have told Big E that it was very late and Mrs. Yoy needed to go to sleep.  He repeated back to me multiple times as I was tucking him in that Mommy was sleeping.

I left the room and didn't look back.  I heard him talking for a few minutes, but then he was out.  No screaming to be tucked in or to retrieve a stuffed animal he had hurled across the room.

This is amazing!  I am going to use this to my full advantage.  This is the first time I've been able to rationalize with him and I love it!

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