Random Exciting Stuff and I pose a Question:
Aubrey had requested a Dolphin for Christmas. A real live large dolphin. Santa brought her a 1.5 inch plastic realistic looking dolphin. Christmas afternoon, "Aubrey, how was Christmas". She replied, "well, I really just wanted a bigger dolphin". Today on the front porch when we got home was a large box with a return address of the North Pole and in the box was a LARGE stuffed dolphin and a NOTE!
The note detailed that when the elves were cleaning out the sleigh they found this dolphin with Aubrey's name on it. "in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas night, I must have overlooked it". Aubrey is VERY excited about her new dolphin. We called Nanny and G-Taw to tell them all about it - and they "acted" very surprised.
It would be interesting to note here that when I told my father about this he said to me, "that little girl could use a little disappointment". Uh huh.
Chotty is now alive. In fact she is giving Aubrey Bunny Boo Boo PJ's that Aubrey can wear "forever". Her mommy is dead in heaven and the bad men took Kalli.
We got a Wii. We haven't opened yet because we got home, opened the dolphin, made dinner, Doug took his first bite of dinner and chipped a back tooth. Then it was bath time where Molly slammed her head and has a WHOPPER of a knob on her head. Then Doug got a call from a lady whose computer he fixed over the weekend, it crashed.
I sat in traffic for 2 hours this morning.
At work today everyone was in a very bad mood... VERY.BAD.MOOD. And the mood was EVERYWHERE. So bad in fact that a co-worker sent this email to a bunch of us:
FYI -- It’s confirmed, the cosmos is cranky. Given the fun had by all today, I had to check out the current astrological events. Seems Mars has moved into position opposite Pluto:
This is a most volatile energy, one that I am going to strongly suggest you be most careful during its influence (12/31 to 1/5 at least). Mars and Pluto are both known to be quite problematic under certain astrological circumstances and this is certainly one of them. Be extremely careful in all your communications and avoid making agreements during this time if possible. Many will be feeling edgy, irritable and reactive during this time. It is most important to not take on more than you can handle now so as to not feel rushed or pushed into meeting deadlines or making appointments. The best way to handle these potent and potentially difficult energies is to slow down, don’t say anything rash or likely to create conflict, stay grounded and just wait it out. It may go without saying that during the influence of this energy, there could be something going on in the news that is explosive and/or violent in nature.
And Now for the BEST PART of the Post:
Let's say 2 parents were playing CandyLand with their daughter for the first time. Say that said daughter isn't really following the rules and not focusing and not paying attention and not playing by the rules. Let's say Parent 1 offers daughter a piece of candy if she WINS the next game. Let's say Parent 2 says that this is inappropriate and we should not have to bribe the daughter to play a game and that if she wants to play she can sit and play by the rules. Then because candy has been offered, Parent 2 amends the statement and says something to the affect of, if the child plays by the rules on her turn she can have one pez. And Parent 1 says, NO, if she wins she gets one pez. Then daughter cries. So parent 2 takes candy out of pez dispenser, gives it to daughter and then takes daughter to the big reading chair to read and play with a sticker book and brush hair and put on lip gloss.
Now one of the parents suggest I post this for input. Here is the question.
Parent 1 says a competitive spirit should be taught now. Parent 2 says that playing and learning should be what is taught and what is important.
If a reward were going to be given to a 3 year old- Should it be for WINNING or for PLAYING by the rules and engaging in the activity.
If you are of the opinion that you should not have to bribe your child to play a game I understand but that is a seperate discussion and is being addressed seperately.
PS I no longer have love for Google Docs and posting to the Blog...