Friday, January 27, 2012

4 year old

Sometimes with my boys it has felt like they have the "Terrible 4-5s" and were really pleasant as 2 year olds. Seth is challenging me right now. He can still be lots of fun and silly and happy (like when we went on a walk and played at the park the other day) but he is also getting bigger and gets upset and frustrated (we went on that walk because we had to leave the grocery store with him crying about not getting a car cart). My goal this week was to take a day at a time and try to do good with him (and my other kids and other activities) and be more happy and positive and patient. And it mostly worked. Though I could probably go for a nap right now. So here are a few pictures of Seth...


On another note, we have started giving our kids allowance again. Sometimes I am finding things tricky balancing the different ages of my kids and what they need. Like allowance. We are trying to teach them about tithing and saving, so part of the money we ask them to put there. And then they have some to keep to spend when they want. Well the trick I am finding is that Rhianna and Rand are at school and so just keep their money. But Seth comes with me shopping and so wants to spend all his...cars, candy, etc. But last week was funny. He really wanted a King Size Kit-Kat and I said yes he could buy it with his money. When we got home though I pointed out that it was really big and maybe he should save some for later. He thought that was a great idea...and this is how he ate some and saved the rest...

2 comments:

Krista said...

I love that he ate a piece off of most of the bars. Only a kid would think to do that.

Maria said...

I am with you on the 5 year olds. Andrew was such a fun and easy toddler but this year has been rough.
Emmy saw these pics and wondered where Seth got pink cowgirl boots like hers...