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August 8th, 2007

For reasons too long to recount, Casey’s surgery (scheduled for this morning) is being re-scheduled again.   He is fine, and will have it done in the next few weeks, depending on the surgeon’s schedule… He passes along his thanks for the well-wishes, and we’ll keep you posted!

So let’s get back to the “mommy” part of MommyBlog!  

As Kenny approaches his big TWO, he is becoming ever-more the rascal I have expected him to be.   He is completely incapible of sitting on chairs, and instead prefers to stand and bouce, or climb onto the chair back and teeter like a circus performer about to do a leap to the trapeeze.  

Two days ago I had to take away the rocking horse in his room, as he discovered that it is much more fun to ride by standing on the horses’ back and holding onto his head, than sitting in the saddle.   Until a few weeks ago, he hardly ever rode it, except when his grandparents were here, but then he figured out how to climb up himself, and it’s been chaos ever since, and a major source of contention in the last few days.    I told him that the horse needed a vacation, and he’s now hiding out in the guest room.   Since we don’t have a basement or an attic, the only other option is the garage, but then he’d see it everytime we got in the car, and that would be torture.   Kenny has asked for him a few times, but honestly I think even he is relieved to have this temptation removed from his sight-line.

So now I have a question for you, my readers… How do you enforce discipline on an almost-two-year old?   Specifically in regards to jumping on every bouncy surface in the house.   We go to a gymnastics class (where jumping is the name of the game) and I know that it’s hard to restrain from continuing the fun at home, but it’s getting dangerous.   Any ideas from your Mommies out there??


  1. LeAnne says

    I can’t wait to hear the ideas from the other moms. My son is around your sons age and we’re seeing some INTERESTING stuff coming from him!! Looks like I’m going to need advice too!!! 😆

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  2. Jenn says

    Well, I have had 3 boys at this stage and the last one is still in it. The very best thing? Get a small trampoline that can be moved from room to room and let him jump his heart out. They love it. For chairs, I just do not allow them to stand on them at all. If they want to stand they have to get out of the chair. If they insist on standing, they can sit or stand in the time out chair. But really the little trampoline is well worth the $40. Jumping does seem to be very important to little guys.

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  3. Jenn says

    Tried to post this yesterday but did not go through I guess. Trampolines. The little $40 trampolines you can move them from room to room and those little legs that just have to jump can jump and jump and jump. I have 3 boys and they all go through a stage between 2 and 4 where it seems they HAVE to jump/

    August 11th, 2007 | #

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