Before I get to it...a quick update on our little embryos. Actually, there is no update. The embryologist told me yesterday not to expect a call today. They planned to leave them alone - undisturbed - and will check on them tomorrow. I should know by tomorrow morning whether my transfer will BE tomorrow...or if it will be pushed to Tuesday. I'm really hoping for tomorrow, so fingers crossed!
This morning we had an "incident" at home. Brian woke up happy and smiling and I thought it was going to be an easy breezy breakfast. But then...it happened. The switch had been flipped. The possession happened. I didn't read Brian's mind fast enough - or at all - and he was devastated that I didn't understand what he wanted. It took him quite a long time to recover...including two trips from his breakfast to another room with me. It dawned on me later in the day that he had been trying to tell me he wanted a bowl of cereal for breakfast and not a pancake - but it was too late.
He turned it around...ate his breakfast...and was pleasant, well behaved and a lot of fun for the rest of the day. When we went grocery shopping I made a big fuss about how well he had been behaving and, as a treat, he got to sit in the basket (which he LOVES!) and pick out a donut to eat in the store. He was in heaven.
And his good behavior lasted all day, through dinner (with his crazy after nap faux-hawk)...
...and into bedtime. He even graciously shared his bed AND his current favorite book (Elmo Loves You) with Gavin.
Earlier today I took to my Facebook wall to post a question about how everyone handles toddler meltdowns - and what their favorite "parenting book" was. The response was huge, so I thought I'd post everything here. If you have anything to add here or on Facebook, I'd love for you to join the conversation! (And feel free to 'friend' me on Facebook if you haven't already!)
I need to know: What is your favorite "go to" toddler parenting book. And/or what is your method for effectively dealing with the "if you don't read my mind and know what I want or need I will cry uncontrollably for an hour." (And now...I don't mean that I do that, although I suppose I've had my moments) Veteran Mommys... I need your help!