Monday, April 23, 2007

Do Re Meme #1

Jasper Chronicles tagged me with this one

What was your biggest surprise when you became a parent: Seeing my partner actually enjoy the role as well. We affectionately called him 'Uncle Larry' for most of the first year. When Corey learned to talk, he began referring to Larry as "Pop-Pop." Not only was a name born, but so was a role. He became so much more engaged in the parenting function. Now when he picks Corey up from day care, there is pride as he tells the story of how all the other kids know him and shout out to Corey when he arrives.

Name some things you vowed you'd never do, but find yourself doing now: Letting him watch as much TV as I do. I grew up on TV and have been weaning myself off it these past few years. This kid can watch the Rescue Heroes movie ten times during a weekend if I let him. Sure I know those cartoon guys are freaking hot, but it really takes a lot of effort to have him not zone out, but I think it's worth it in the long run.

What's the one thing you thought you would do, but actually don't: Punishments. Maybe it's because he lives between two houses. Maybe it's because we don't have him for extended periods of time. Maybe he's just an overall well-mannered kid. I'm not sure, but I'm not complaining either. I guess I just expected more tantrums, more time-outs and more tears. Most times we can ask him to do something... and he does.

For this one...I'm tagging Turtle, Bacchus and Mini Cooper (who doesn't post nearly as much as he should).

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Blogger WILLIAM said...

The TV thing is so difficult to overcome. I try to limit the amount of TV my kids watch...but most times I just get caught up in the show with them

9:44 AM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Oh, I'm really hoping for that last one. Right now, we can still just pick him up and move him away from trouble without a fuss.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Yeah, I'm hoping for that last one too!
So far, it looks like I'm at the other end of the pendulum swing!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Rich | Championable said...

TV. Oy.

Just don't. Get. A Wii.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Bacchus said...

we are struggling with TV too. It was easy for us to avoid tv before Baby R joined us, because we weren't home a lot. Now that we are home all day and evening, it is amazing how much crap is on that we missed before. We get caught up in his shows and he in ours. It is so cool that my son likes the History Channel!

Some days are better than others but yeah it is still on. Hmmm maybe we can transfer it to playig video games soon. LOL

6:40 PM  

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