Kids . . .

Harvey is our two year old.  Over the past month he has shown signs of being a perfect two year old.  When he doesn't get his way he screams and cries.  For example, last night when it was time to head up for showers Harvey stared screaming and crying.  I said it again, politely "guys let's go it's time for your showers."  Harvey was still screaming and crying about something I couldn't understand.  Instead of yelling at both of them (Teddy was down there too) from the top of the stairs, I went down to see what was going on.  From the stairs I could see Teddy quietly standing there playing with my headphones.  I chewed him and he high tailed it upstairs.  I said to Harvey, "let's go, time for showers."  He came towards the stairs screaming with huge tears down his eyes.  "I clean basement, mama . . . I clean basement, mama." You know when you have those 'I'm a great parent moments.'  I had one last night.  I was so happy I went down stairs to see what all the crying was about.  I had a two year old wanting to clean up his mess.  So next time your little one is freaking out, don't be so quick to punish.  Remember you are working really hard to raise smart, thought full, etc, etc, etc kids . . . they may be on their way to all these great traits sooner than you think!

XO