This past weekend David did something he has never done before, he ran in the Phoenix 1/2 Marathon. Amazing to me that he even wanted to do it. He is what you call determined. Once his mind is set, it's on! I guess I am a little like that too, so it's good. Our kids seem to have some of that in them too. I have a very determined 4 year old who will try the same trick over & over until he feels he got it good enough to move on.
I took Dax to the BMX park on Monday. I am trying a new tactic with him, kind of like a reward system. Going to the BMX park is probably his very favorite thing to do. & his least favorite is probably going to school, it's not even the going to school part he doesn't like, it's the seperation from me that is hard for him. The getting dropped off thing. He has been known to throw quite the fit about it. So...my solution is take something he loves & something he doesn't love so much & make them colide. The deal is, if he goes to school good all week, then he gets to go on a day date with me to go to lunch & the BMX park, just the two of us. So far it is working out great! Let's hope he can keep it up. He really is a good kid, but also requires a lot of one on one attention, which can be hard in a house full of little people.
It's a balancing act for sure!