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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lets Get Physical

I think the one thing that I really wasn't prepared for with having a little kid is how physical things can get. At any given time, I'm being pinched, bitten, scratched, head butted, slapped, punched, kicked, squirmed at, and least of all, drooled on.
Oh, and the hair pulling. Oy.
Sometimes I feel like I've gone 5 rounds with an MMA fighter.
My rational mind knows that all of this is exploration, and instinct, and, that he doesn't yet understand gentleness with his motions. He's learning. So I take the abuse as well as I can, with soft words to remind him to be gentle, and lately, saying "no", firmly, because we are at the point now where he responds to tone of voice, and body language. He gets very concerned if I have a stern look on my face.
When I'm tired after having been up all night at work, though, its tough. The hair pulling really hurts. I actually went and got my hair cut shorter than I wanted it to be, because I want to prevent more hair pulling than necessary. I'm really hoping he will learn the meaning of gentle quickly.....

3 comments:

Finding Pam said...

You forgot one thing...earrings. SOunds like everything is normal at your home.

sybil law said...

Well get used to the word no! Ha! Don't miss those times! They do learn, eventually, though. I remember the first time I said no to Gilda when I was really, really mad - she cried like I'd just smacked the crap out of her. Makes you feel so bad! Oh well. :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

its not the hair pulling that's the worst to me .. its the earring pulling . and the eye glass grabbing ...