Friday, August 1, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. I'm so ready for the weekend. My boys were sick all week long. They get along less when they don't feel good. I think most people are irritable when they are under the weather.

  2. I checked out 7 books for Mica one day. He read 6 of that same day.

  3. Isaak refuses to read. He cries and says, "I can't read!" Mica, Grandma, and I read to him. I've been encouraging. I just don't know what to do now.

    Tips are welcome.

    Isaak had a melt down in the car because Mica wanted to read his own book, and not Isaak's. I said, "Isaak I can't read to you right now because I'm driving. Mica has every right to read his own book. How about you try, and read to me? I'll let you know if the words are, or aren't right. You can read, I know you can." He broke down even harder and said, "Mica you read to me now! I can't read!" I said, "Even if Mica agreed to read to you, I won't let him now. You should not be demanding when you want something." Then cried for 5 minutes.

    Part of me thinks he won't read because he compares his reading to Mica's; just like he compares his artwork to Grandpa's. We've had talks about how they are older, with more experience. It's hard staying positive when Isaak's just plain rude when he wants someone to read to him.

    I think I need to get out The Little Engine That Could to read to him. Then talk about the message of the book. Isn't it funny when you blog about something, and possibly solve your own problem in the blog post?

  4. I'm so glad that 2 days ago was my last day of summer school. Summer school is hard because students that couldn't make it the first time are there to take it a second. 

  5. To end on a good note, what this:


Masshole Mommy said...

That's great that Mica is reading so much! Good for him!

The Cranky said...

Okay, that video brought tears to my eyes.

I hope the situation with Isaak's reading resolves itself soon, sounds like you have a great handle on it!

Terra Heck said...

I have one teen boy that likes to read and the other hates books. Hope your boys get to feeling better soon.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Allison does the "I Can't" bit too every now and again. She had me so frustrated doing it one day with her homework, I took her homework and backpack and threw it all outside into the snow. If she wasn't willing to try, then no point keeping it in the house. She was pretty pissed and didn't want me to work with her after that, so she figured out how to do it on her own pretty quickly after that. I am not saying that's what you should do though. Just thought I'd let you know that we all go through those frustrating "I can't" moments.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

One day it will just click for him that he can.

~ Noelle said...

I can not wait until Broxton can read :)
and that video... wow, thanks so much for sharing that :)

Eat To Live said...

It is so hard when you have 2 kids who are different ages. One is so much further advanced and the other wants to be, but isn't.


The opinions on this blog are my personal take on products and topics relating to motherhood. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.

I am not compensated to provide opinions on a variety of topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. If I claim to show knowledge of certain topic or product I will only endorse products or services that I feel, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.

If you have any questions about this blog, or want to get in contact with me please email me at: