Wednesday, September 14, 2011

To Entertain A Spirited Child

... is an endless task. One that i'm trying to focus on fully. I'm devouring this book at every available opportunity and finding patience I never knew I possessed (sometimes). I'm excited to share with you about the chapters I have have just read and respond to some of your amazing comments (except for you naughty no- reply bloggers out there). For now, the kids are in bed and i'm about to pour myself a glass of red.





A rare stationary moment from this little cutie pie.

18 comments:

  1. Oh so now we have to fight it out do we, Joseph? Taking up all your Mum's time!! Sheesh...

    What about us spirited bloggers that have lost the plot due to your day long absense? I need entertaining too, Beetle! x x x ;)

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  2. P.S - those fingers through the crochet - too cute x

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  3. oh claire- see that banana- let it be a symbol of my wealth.

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  4. he looks like he's having a ball!

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  5. Oh he is such a cute little monkey... Me thinks I have a spirited child too, might have to get the book and read up.

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  6. I have patience I never knew about too and mostly its after the glass of red - is that bad?
    Love those fingers!!

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  7. Best piece of advice I've read is 'love the child in front of you'. How could you not?

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  8. Off topic - love the rug! My nanna crocheted one each llike that for myself and my brothers and we all still have them in our lounge rooms :o)

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  9. Thank you for these posts. Spirited is definitely the best way to describe my almost 4 year old. She's always been extremely busy and exhausting. Apart from getting outside and physical, the only activity that she will sit with happily and play for a good period of time is with a big bag of rice and some measuring equipment. Have you tried playing with rice? Thanks again, I look forward to hearing how it works for you. Now I'm off to amazon.

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  10. sometimes there are things you can only really feel at full - speed. I don't know but he always looks so happy and smily in the photos. You have to laugh often and cry often too - i do the same and a wise person once told me that it was a sign I was in touch with the universe, able to feel. I think it's rather like 'spirited' . i love the fingers. I so understand the need to touch things like that. you do a great job. keep smiling like him! x georgi

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  11. Oh he's lovely. Gorgeous photos, love that spirit :o) xo

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  12. as a mama-to-be i have no advice to offer, sorry lovely lady...all this parenting stuff is coming my way shortly though - and i feel very lucky to be reading your honest, considered, witty and open posts about such matters (and everybody's very supportive and encouraging comments)...it helps me feel a but prepared - and teaches me that the best way to deal with things is to laugh (and have a glass of red)...blogland is a bit amazing like that, no?
    ps. my mum, a primary teacher, always loved the 'spirited' kids the most too.
    x

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  13. i think having a kid who needs constant stimulation is good for ones waistline. seriously - i am the only mum in my mama's group who has become skinnier than pre-baby weight! major contributer to what i call the Lottie Pearl Diet. Although its kind of also a major contributer to "I have no brain/energy left for conversation with other humans" Regime.

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  14. Oh what fun, what joy he has on his face.

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  15. I'd pick a spirited child any day, and one as cute as yours would win my heart hands down!!

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  16. We had our "spirited " child over again today and she spent the morning cuddling my Obi and telling my son what for whenever he shouted at her.. It was two year old fisticuffs and we loved it....God Bless Spirited Kids.....they make my life fun x

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  17. I want to biuld a den too now please xx

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  18. That adorable face! Look at it looking at his morning tea snack. Big EYES!

    Off to check out that Spirited Child book link now.

    I think I have two of them...

    x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em