Saturday, August 04, 2012

frustration.

frustration. by lovelydesign
Reid is most usually a happy and laid-back little guy, but he has reached a stage where he does get  frustrated at times. He knows what he wants but he can't really explain himself or do everything that he wants to do... and he is always is into everything and he always wants to do everything!

Here he is now, extremely upset, because I stopped him from eating paint. He was so upset at this that he threw himself on the patio floor and just shrieked. It was very funny - but we try not to laugh at him and sympathize and just love him - his upsets may seem silly to us, but they are really very upsetting to him!

Of course, about a minute later he was up and at it again, happy as could be. And now a funny thing is that he loves this photograph - he laughs and laughs at it. He just seems to see a photo of Addie and him together, but not the tears. He adores Addie and frankly, I don't blame him. We all do.

10 comments:

Natalie's Kitchen Secrets said...

what a beautiful post and a beautiful photo x

Mariana said...

Aw, poor little man! My mother-in-law tells me that my husband was the same; insisting on sitting up on the bench and chopping carrots at some ridiculously young age!

Such a treat to have a post from you! We miss you!

Delphine said...

awww it's good that he has the support and compassion of you guys while he's learning about what's possible, and how he could express himself <3

Joan said...

Can you imagine not being able to vocalize or give sign language as a means of expression or to communicate?
I can sympathize with poor little Reid! Wait until he starts talking...jump back, he'll soon be able to express himself. Addie looks like such a sweet big sister. Darling kids.

Jennifer Chong said...

oh my goodness! i've been following your blog for a while now and i can't get over how big your little addie has gotten - good luck with reid :)

Daniela said...

Oh no...those tears! When my kids were little I also tried to understand their frustration (even though, at times they were silly) instead of underestimate or minimize their "conflicts"... He is so adorable! and Addie looks so pretty (love her haircut!)

Anonymous said...

I've been keeping up with your blog for about a year now, and I sympathize all too much. I have a four year old named Ava, and a fifteen month old named Tory. Ava was so quick to learn everything, she knew how to say, "cheese, please," by one year old, because I refused to let her be rude when she wanted a snack. Tory is my sweet, quiet cuddle bug... Until she doesn't get her way. Living terror as soon as she doesn't get her way. Shrieking, crying, baby girl rage, temper tantrum of a lifetime. Even once she's calmed down, she'll hurl death glares at who ever offended her. Like when the cat kept catching and tugging at the pompom on a string she was dragging across the house the other day. She was not pleased with him. She's good at pointing out what she wants, not great with words yet... but I really hope this stubbornness wears off soon.

l o v e l y d e s i g n said...

Thank you all so much, everyone, for visiting me and for sending your thoughts - they mean so much to me. XOX

pws said...

my little girl is just a couple of weeks behind your beautiful boy so i am going through the exact same things. in fact, i came back on this site b/c i remember reading a couple of posts a while back about how cutting tv time for addie really helped to change her behavior and i wanted to re-read those posts as encouragement. i feel a bit guilty because i am a work from home mama (also a designer) with limited childcare and i feel lately i've been sitting my daughter in front of the tv too much, sometimes just to give her a distraction while i try to sneak in work, other times just b/c it's the one thing that seems to keep her interest after a particularly trying day. but lately she's seemed more outwardly angry, disobedient and frustrated...i know part of this is b/c she's just too young and can't communicate, but i do wonder if part of it is the over stimulation from the television. anyway...sorry for randomly posting my little rant, clearly it's been consuming my thoughts :p. i love that you have been posting a bit more again! and i would definitely love to hear/read what kinds of activities you're planning for reid because i've also hit the point where i realize i need to provide some structured activity for her!

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