Monday, August 9, 2010

It's time to PRETEND!

Hello it's been longer than usual but I'm here ready for more blogging! It's been 3 months now that Zaleeya has been in daycare. She has now kinda of figured out the schedule so she does protest every morning, but we know she really enjoys her days and she's learning so much, so we take it as simple 2 year old rebellion. I'm really happy with my current job and feel challenged and enjoying the work/mom routine.

Zaleeya is fast approaching her 3rd birthday (3 weeks!) so we also attribute a LOT of new tantrum and control behaviors to this. Boy is she tough sometimes! Lately when we try to transition to nighttime, or naptime or clean up time, it's "no no no only in 2 minutes!". Sigh. We've tried reward charts and counting to 3 etc etc and all variations seem to work somtimes, but of course she also ends up in good old fashioned time out.

But with these new struggles come some cool new talking and some wonderful pretending. She is SUPER into Aurora (sleeping beauty) and often tells people her name is Aurora if they ask. She will serve up tons of food in her kitchen, carry "pretend" pink candy in her hand, take you on a ride in her imaginary choo choo train, offer to take you for a ride in her light pink car so you can go "golf". It's amazing what she comes up with and how dedicated to the things that she deems her "favorite" (like the number 7 and the color PINK!).


We had a great 4th of July this year with a ride through the children's parade and took a few trips to Disneyland. So far we've seen Ariel, Jasmine and Belle but need to make it back soon to see the infamous Aurora. I'm telling you it's kinda crazy... she hasn't
even see the movie but we just started reading the book and she hides hen the evil fairy Malificent shows up. She is starting to develop some normal "fears" of evil characters and "monsters" lurking in dark rooms.

As always, it continues to be an adventure but we are reminded daily how lucky we are when we see how well she continues to adjust.


7 comments:

Julie & Patrick said...

Sounds like you are having so much fun pretending. I think it does wonders for our adult minds as well. Love the princess hats, BTW...so becoming!!

Glad to hear that the transition back to work is going well for all of you. That can be a tricky adjustment sometimes.

We love our bike trailer too! Hope it does not get too heavy with two tiny behinds being pulled in it!!

Thanks for the update!
Julie

Peter and Nancy said...

Along with the tantrums comes so much that is fun! I think ages 3-5 are the sweet spot of parenting . . . they can communicate so much better, and their ideas are often so original because the world is new to them. (And they still think their mom and dad know everything!) So glad to see Z's update!
Nancy

Emily said...

It's so neat to see Zaleeya's personality emerging! Sounds like you are having lots of fun adventures. I can't believe Z is almost three! When we come down and visit next, I'd love to see all of you :) Emily

savita said...

You can earn a real income online by becoming Home Typist! As a Home Typist, your job consists of typing and placing ads on the Internet. You don't need to have experience in Clerical or Advertising. Work is very simple to do, just copy and paste the ads. Only serious people need to apply for the job.
For more details E-mail us at support.visionjob@gmail.com

savita said...

Any one can do it very easily Easy Money Creation procures a wide variety of services from companies around the world. We strive to build relationships. More details:- E-mail us at support.visionjob@gmail.com

www.true-religion-apparel said...

A large number of brands are selling dresses of different styles and qualities, but Cheap D&G Sunglasses has always been beating all others. A woman can actually fall in love with theseAbercrombie and Fitch Clothing. Every time, this brand comes up with
Asics Tiger new range and collection of outfits, women rush to get their hands on their most loved one.Louis Vuitton Outlet

www.true-religion-apparel said...

A large number of brands are selling dresses of different styles and qualities, but Cheap D&G Sunglasses has always been beating all others. A woman can actually fall in love with theseAbercrombie and Fitch Clothing. Every time, this brand comes up with
Asics Tiger new range and collection of outfits, women rush to get their hands on their most loved one.Louis Vuitton Outlet