8.30.2007

my son's sudden hearing loss...

He doesn't really have any hearing loss, not in the medical sense of the phrase but come on! When you hit two years old do you just tune out most of what your mom says or what? He actually, at one point, started telling me to go in the other room...as in "mommy go over there" when he wanted to do something he knew i had told him not to. Now he goes on the other side of our couch when I am feeding Avery to do whatever it is he wants to do...and when I ask him what he is doing I get silence, silence silence, until I have to use my "stern" voice and then he comes over to me, acting all innocent and says, "What mommy?" Cute, right? Riiiiiiiiiight. Anyway, he has new heights of not listening when it comes to Avery...as if I haven't told him, precisely 18 times before 7am that he cannot touch Avery's eyes...ever! But i'll say it approximately 2 million more times before the day is over. Such is life. We must always keep in mind, he is two, he is two, he is two...but he will not be two forever and there are such precious moments in all of this, I wouldn't wish it away. It's a complicated emotion:) "I create feelings in others that even they don't understand...ka-chow!" Love that movie, anyway, that's my thought for today. Pondering on the mind and motives of my two year old. Tomorrow...the moon.

4 comments:

Tina said...

Ah, the woes of a mother with a toddler and a nursing baby. I hear you sister. My two year old does those exact same things, so you're not alone.

Jackie said...

Ah! The blessed cry for independence! Heavenly Father's sending the strong willed ones now. I'm dealing with one on my lap right now! Love ya!

Audrey said...

I have similiar issues at my house such as:
1. Stop screaming right next to your brother's ears. He's going to go deaf. (I have to say this about 10 times a day.)
2. Please don't pick your brother up. He almost weighs as much as you do since you don't ever eat. (Well, I do say not to pick him up, but I don't bring up her eating issues, I'm not that mean!)
There are many more, but I completely relate to what you're talking about here!

brooke said...

It's great seeing we all have the same problems going on. Isaac was such a good boy. . . then Ainsley came along. His think is smacking her. Timeouts don't work, talking doesn't work (I know from my own childhoold when my parents "lectured" all I ever heard was whawhawha.)

I am a big reader and found a book that has helped me a lot with Isaac.

"Children: The Challange" by Rudolf Dreikurs M.D.

I suggest it to everyone, if you don't like it sorry, but there really is some good advice in there.