Friday, September 18, 2009

Lukie

One word can describe this kid right now and that is:

CRAZY!

Good grief this kid is nuts! Haha. He's so full of energy and spunk which at times is fun and other times not so much. Often times you'll see him walking around sort of be-bopin and just being silly. He's quite amusing!

He seems to be hitting the terrible 2's early. Lots of fits and screaming when he's frustrated or doesn't get what he wants right when he wants it...talk about trying Momma and Daddy! He also isn't phased by punishment and will continue to do whatever it is you've been telling him not to do over and over and over and over again. So, what do you hear a lot in the Mikula house? "Lukie!!! NOOOOO!" LOL That said, we've been working at getting down on his level, explaining to him that he's not allowed to throw fits or do whatever it was he was doing, and then we put him in time out. This usually leads to crying but I tell him to look at my eyes and tell him that he is not going to get up until he calms himself down. Usually this works...which is good cause it means he gets it. Does it stop him from going right back and doing the thing he got time out for originally? Not usually but at least he is learning consequences.

Luke is finally talking a lot more...some words are clear and easy to understand and others not so much. It's definitely making life a little easier now that I know when he is saying "drink" or "food". His other new thing is "I draw"...he's got a new fascination with crayons and paper or even the magnadoodle boards. He also LOVES when you sing songs that have motions with them like "Head, shoulders, knees and toes" and "Itsy bitsy spider". He can also show you where his head, nose, eyes, ears, mouth, belly, hands and feet are. He's definitely starting to make that transition from baby to toddler. Now if we can only get him to potty train quicker than his big brother. LOL