Saturday, September 19, 2015

Remington Lately...

When did my sweet Remi boy turn into a THREENAGER!?
All of the sudden he is a big, independent, non-nap taking kid. 
He has got his own opinions and he negotiates better than Jack Bauer
Not going to lie, this "stage" has been realllllly difficult for me. 
We butt heads constantly.

So far, transitions are the worst. 
Nothing seems to soften the blow no matter how many different approaches we've tried. 
They all usually end up in a full body spasm, yell-cry fit on the floor. 
I pray for patience multiple times a day. 

Whenever asked to do something his entire body goes limp followed by one of his go-to responses "My tummy hurts" "I can't do it" "I don't have the energy" or "I don't know howwwwww"

Other than the newfound resistant attitude, there are a lot of other things that I do love about this stage. 
His ever expanding vocabulary is so fun!
He pretty much talks non-stop and asks tons of questions. 
His high-pitch talking voice is just the best. 
He loves playing make-believe.
Listening to his voices and the stories and characters he comes up with while he is playing are hilarious. 

He craves social interaction and can make a friend just about anywhere we go. 
The park, playground or the grocery store, he even gets sad when he has to say goodbye. 
He loves playing with his uncles Jake and Colton.

Every time he goes into his room, he comes out wearing a new outfit. 
Usually everything is on backwards, inside out and the patterns clash, but he is sure proud of himself! 
He lives for school time, which we do when the girls are napping. 
It's about 30 minutes to an hour of structured time that is spent learning the alphabet, writing letters, reading together and doing art projects. 
It's his favorite part of the day and cries when it's over. 

He loves trains, tractors, race cars and monster trucks. 
He likes doing Crossfit workouts with David, riding his bike and going on walks. 
His favorite place to eat is "Chick-Po-Lay" and "Ah-wiv Garden" 
He wants a "blue beep beep jeep" for christmas and a bike with pedals. 
He loves his sisters and can't wait to grow up big like Daddy. 
Three and a half years old, life is sure flying by! 

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