Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Naughty Step

All children test boundaries. It is their way of learning right from wrong, what is acceptable and what isn't, and how far they can go. There comes a point in time where a simple "no" just won't work and there has to be some consequences for their actions. It is then that you can introduce time-out and the naughty step.
M has a new little kitten and loves to play with him. However, she isn't always gentle with the little kitten. She has to learn that there is a difference between throwing a doll on the floor and throwing a kitten on the floor. She also has to learn to play very gentle with him because he is small. This is an issue of safety that her parents and I have to be very firm on and that is why we use the naughty step.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect. -Georg C. Lichtenberg 

I feel that this week couldn't have lasted any longer. I was waiting for the weekend for what felt like a month. Yes, I've caught M's cold, only for me it also turned into a sore throat. With both M and I feeling under the weather it was a great couple of days for TV, books, and lots of snuggles. Needless to say, the crafts I have been itching to try will just have to wait until after the long weekend. Here is the start of a craft that I've been working on. I've lost inspiration for the rest, but I can assure you that it will be amazing once it's all done. Right now, I am just glad it's a long weekend and I can't wait to spend Thanksgiving with my family :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Being Sick is No Fun

I woke up this morning (very early) excited to go to do duty day at M's school. A bit of background, every day a different parent or caregiver gets to spend the day with the class to help out the teachers. Today was my day! M had a bit of a cold, but it wasn't that bad and Ms. and I thought she would be fine going to school. We had a great time! M was very happy that I didn't have to go and was able to stay with her the whole time. It was nice to see her interacting with her friends and having a blast with the activities. My favourite part was music time. A special lady came in to teach some music and the children were able to drum on drums and shake bells. I loved hearing them all sing. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nanny's Worst Nighmare

Close your eyes. No wait, open them so you can keep reading. Now, picture this....
You and you're little one are trying to hurry home for lunch. You are in the middle of nowhere and you hear your worst fear. "Wee-wee! Wee-wee!" You're little one has to go to the potty right now and there are no restrooms in sight!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

This weekend I decided to try out a pumpkin craft to do with M. After doing it I realized that this is not a craft for little hands. It involves cutting and hole punching and precise threading. It is, however, a great craft to share with you!
I found the craft on Alpha Mom. She does this craft with children who are a bit older than M and their pumpkins look great!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nannies are People Too!

Recently some friends told my dear hubby and I that we were DINKS (Double Income No Kids). While it's great to be out of school and living the "good life" in a big city, we are dead tired at night. We're both working a lot of hours and have to be intentional about spending time together instead of just collapsing on the couch and staring at the TV every night. I'm sure most of you can understand this. We've been trying really hard to make dinner together and then eat at the dinning room table, but sometimes just ordering a pizza and turning on the news is very enticing.
I recently came across this blog: 

If you are like me and need a little inspiration to help you and your significant other check them out! They have amazing ideas that I know I am going to try.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Eating: Take 2

Earlier I had written that M does not like to eat. She loves certain foods like crackers and cheese, but when it comes to anything nutritious you can forget it. We have been trying a lot of new things to get the food down to her little tummy. One of my favourites is making a fruit smoothie. M can help out and even decides what to put in it. We start off with some yogurt. We were using the little child yogurt cups (it was a great amount and I didn't have to guess a measurement), but now we've started to use Greek yogurt for the great texture it adds. Then we add as much fruit as we want. Some favourites are strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Once in a while M likes to put in kiwi and apple too. Last we add orange juice. We add as much as we think we need to make sure it's not too thick. Then we put in the blender and watch the magic happen. Ta-da! A nutritious drink that is fun to make.