Friday, February 03, 2006

Micah and the 2s

Ahhh the trying 2s. We love this stage. Can't wait for Isaiah to get there. Micah is trying in a whole new way though. Elijah threw tantrums, screamed and cried occasionally. Micah is the strong silent type. He has his moments of outburst, but usually, his independence shows up in a stoic determination to do what he wants regardless of any discipline. He may not scream or cry, but he'll just continue doing his own thing.... and for a MUCH longer period of time than Elijah used to. The other day I warned him that if he pushed Elijah again, he would go to time out. He promptly looked at me, turned and ran down the hall TO his room, closed himself in an stayed there for twice the length of a normal time-out. The message- "What's time-out to me Mommy? I have all day. Go ahead." His personality just requires a new kind of patience. A kind of calm, long-suffering, I'm-determined-to-outlast-you patience as opposed to the your-screaming-and-kicking-isn't-going-to-get-to-me patience we had to develop with Elijah. Parenting certainly develops well-roundedness.

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Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.