I haven't posted in here for awhile.....taking a small break from work.
Caitlyn is doing well, for the most part. She seems to be doing well in school. But here lately she has been doing this "fibbing" thing- for example, last Sat morning, I came out of my bedroom and she was standing there with a piece candy ready to be shoved into her mouth. When she saw me she said "I've only had one Mommy"! That right there tells me, "nope I don't think so"! So, I asked, "Are you sure, Caitlyn"? She replied, "Yes, honest"! So, i looked in the garbage......and there were 3-4 wrappers in there. I was sooo bummed that she had lied to me. I asked her to throw it away and that I was very disappointed in her. Then on Sunday evening, she was doing something in my room that I did not approve of, so after standing there for a moment, I asked her "What are you doing"? she said "Nothing, I didn't do it"! Now I am mad! She did it again. I told her no ice cream or anymore TV tonight. She started to cry (me too. I then lectured her on the reasons why we don't lie, blah, blah blah. I explained to her that I can't reward her bad behavior, etc.... I think it registered, cuz she has been a joy the last couple of days-doing home work when asked, picking up after her self. OH Yeah! That's the other thing we talked about. Pick up after yourself, please! I told her from now on, if i see a toy(s) left on the floor for more then 15 min-then it goes in the garbage. So, if it's important to you-take care of it. I won't throw the good toys away, just letting her think I will. I've made up a pseudo garbage can. But the junk toys from McDonald's, BK and Wendy's....yep! They Go for real! I hate those little toys. Hmmmmm, maybe I need to take a closer look at out eating habits-OOPS!