So we all know that 2 year olds have some attitude and that 3 is even worse, well maybe you didn’t know that but it’s true! At 3 they want to do everything thing themselves and well often times they can’t and then it’s a battle of wills.
Adella is no different she is only 2.5 but has always been ahead in development. She currently has the vocabulary of a 4 year old and uses 7 to 10 word sentences regularly. She is a handful to say the least and has a very strong opinion about everything that goes on during our day!
So we have been butting heads the last month or so, she has just been a bear to deal with. Saying “no” to everything and blatantly doing the opposite of what you ask her do. It has been awful then add in the almost 1 year old who learned how to throw a tantrum and is teething and my day has me wanting to switch from coffee to wine far before noon! I don’t, but oh man do I want to.
The Magic of Fresh Air
The last few days we have finally had normal spring weather, instead of snow and ice in the middle of April. It has been beautiful and 55 to 65 and sunny! We have spent hours at the park every day, and then more outside time at home! We have raked leaves away from the fence line and picked up way too many sticks. I even got Adella to hold a worm which was hilarious! Delta loved it and I’m positive she would have ate it if I let her! Ha Ha. Anyway, the attitude change has been incredible! When I tell Adella something she says “ok mommy”, she has been more helpful and just over all happier!
Fresh air sure does wonders
I knew she needed some fresh air and Luke and I had talked about the change we would hope to see in her once the weather got nice. I will be honest I wasn’t sure if it would really make that much of a difference but in just 3 days she is back to the happy kid I knew she was.
She did ask to watch a movie this morning which I was happy to do so I could work on my blog and do dishes, plus it’s still dropping down to the high 30’s at night so it takes some time to warm up! But still she has been just amazing this morning!
I can’t stress enough how much of a difference it has been, yesterday I didn’t get upset or stressed out once! With an 11 month old and a 2.5 year old that is a big deal! I 100% enjoyed my day, I had fun and got housework done and the girls played great together! It was a dream day! Of course I know everyday won’t be like that but if I can have one day a week like yesterday my stress level would drop drastically!
Seriously try it! Shut off the TV, take away electronics and go outside! To a park, the backyard, on a walk, just get some fresh air! I hope it has the same effect on your kids as it did on mine! Not to mention the benefits will be great for you too.
Have you seen a change in your kids when you get fresh air? How about how when you get fresh air?
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