Friday, August 11, 2006

I learnt something at the mall today.

Yes, today was a learning experience. Kaylyn and I ended up at Coquitlam Centre today with the kids. We had a good time everybody behaved fairly well, actually I change that our kids were really well behaved.

We let them play in the play area they have for the kids for the first time today. And as I watched and interacted with many kids I realized something important. Payton is a really well behaved kid. She has moments and is definitely into pushing boundaries but she's only 2 and everything is a learning experience for both of us. I think I must be doing something right because she's been so well behaved in public lately(pushes me more at home but I'm sure that will come). She's respectful of the other kids and tries even to help them. She mostly waits her turn for things, she doesn't scream, or push, or bully her way in. She listened right away to me and I even had people telling me how well she listens!! Watching her today I was really proud of her. I needed that, to see that even though we have moments and days where she's wild and I'm fustrated, that she's a sweet kid who loves people. One who says please and thank you(even without prompting sometimes).

She's bright, spirited, and curious which is going to get her into trouble but she's going to do just great. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing because I've finally seen results and I'm so relieved to see that we've been doing right by her.

This parenting thing is such a wild experience!! Just had to share that even though I complain about my kid that she's wonderful and I'm not sure I say that enough. I love her so much she is the BEST thing I have EVER done in my life.



linda said...

she's a great little kid...'course she's got great parents, too!
All kids test you at home. They feel safer there to try out their feelings and to see how far they can push you. When you're having a rough day, just think back to your outing and know that all your hard work has been worthwhile.

Miss-buggy said...

She is a good girl. She is smart and she knows to test her boundaries. But she does listen.
Hehe....I am going to save a link to this post and when you have a rough day I will send it to you. ;P just kidding. I know you remind me of my good days and I am thankful for that. It is the good days and the precious moments that make those bads ones all melt away. Love you guys and she is wonderful. Isn't it need and a sense of pride when you can see that and realize that you have put your name to something so special. Do I make sense? I am going now....rambling away....
You are doing a great job. YOu are an awesome mommy and Rod is a great daddy.

kaybrayshay said...

We are doing something right!! Our kids are respectful of others. We are truly blessed!

steph said...

That is a credit to you sticking with your standards. She knows that you expect her to behave and she does. good for you!