Date #2 with Dr. Not-so-Dreamy
On to other things - my daughter has officially learned to walk. She is walking all over and falling down and standing up again. She has started climbing on anything that she can get her knee up on. She has also started glaring at me when she is angry or confused. I had to punish her yesterday for the first time. I don't generally believe in punishment until the child is old enough to understand what they did wrong and to understand my explanation. So anway, don't think that I am a horrible mom - I am not sure whether I believe in spanking because it is hard to teach a child not to hit when that is what you are doing to them. Although I believe if that is the only thing that your child responds to, then that is what you need to do. And when I am talking about spanking, I am talking about controlled spanking - a couple of swats on the behind with an explanation of the wrong. Anyway - I did not spank her. I merely laid down a chair in front of the kitchen entrance so that she could not get in because she kept pulling up the heating vent and trying to throw her plastic letters down the shaft. She screamed and cried like I was the worst mom in the world. I was almost crying - until I looked at her and started laughing. I know I shouldn't laugh, but when you think about her throwing a fit over a upturned chair, it is kind of funny. And I needed to laugh. I need to laugh more.