You are 50 months old today.
This month has seen vast improvements in your behavior. You are learning to use your words instead of spontaneously combusting when things aren't going your way. I wish I could give either of us full credit but a good majority of it lays with your responsibility chart and the promise of a surprise. For the first time this month, both you and Lucy got all of your stickers for one entire week and your reward was a morning of jumping on trampolines followed by lunch at a restaurant with both Daddy and me.
We had a few other adventures this month including sledding and swimming. Ms. Paivi and her family came to enjoy our massive amount of snow so we took them sledding
You come home every Friday with a bag full of artwork that you have completed in school. As we were going through it, you picked out two pieces that were your favorites (actually, one "piece" is actually a series you named, appropriately, "Blobs of Paint").
Looking down at the shirt I had picked out for you to wear: Oh Mama, this is dreadful. Just dreadful. I can't wear this.
Ok, watch and learn: when showing us all how to kick a ball.
I noticed that your glass snow globe was not on the tall dresser and was instead hidden behind your picture on your nightstand. I moved it to be in front of the picture but left it on your nightstand. You noticed right away and told me you had moved it but put it behind your picture so none of your friends (or Lucy!) would mess with it. Then you said, Can you leave it on my nightstand? I think I'm responsible enough now to take care of it.
You to Ms. Julie: Ok, close your eyes!
Ms. Julie: Can I open my eyes yet?
Ms. Julie: Now can I open my eyes?
You: Not yet.
Ms. Julie: Now????
You: You're nagging.
Pot, meet Kettle.