Wednesday, January 15, 2014

listen

I just posted this picture on instagram


It is so sweet and Elinor looks like she is trying so hard. We came home from dance class and Dave gave her bubble wrap. She decided to try her tip toes across them. But at dance class she did the opposite. She ran in circles around the teach, threw herself out and cried. She did have moments she was super into a song or something the class was doing but for most of the class I was sweating and getting so frustrated.

When we started dance class, she did awesome. It was so surprising to see this little tiny not even 2 year old stand next to the 3 year olds and do every move the teacher asked. I don't know if she is just too comfortable in there now or just bored. She can't move up to the next class for another year so either we will take a break for awhile or figure out what's going on.

I'm a big believer in books helping the problem. I think we will make a trip to the library soon and check out some books on ballet and following directions, which has been a problem at home also. "Elinor it's time to put your coat on, we are leaving now" "NNNOOOOO! I don't want to go! I don't like it!" That is also after a lot of warnings that we are leaving soon. Little miss independent always has her own plans. I feel like I'm saying "Elinor, are you listening? Look at my face. Let me see your eyes." all day.

Any suggestions out there??

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  1. LOL - oh those toddler years. . .take solace it's only a phase =) And someday, that independent streak will serve her well.

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  2. I think it is a phase. J will be still when I do not expect it. The only class I take her to is music and she loves it. She'll get distracted but then the teacher will come out with some other different activity. Maybe there is not enough variety for her so she gets bored and "acts up" which might be entertaining herself.

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    1. that is totally it. She is entertaining herself. Giggling and running in circles. At least the teachers smiles at her and doesn't scold her

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  3. I think they are just testing out their independence. I hope it's just a stage and it's not just that my daughter (2.5 yrs) is poorly behaved :/

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    1. Oh I hope so too! We just entered the twos

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