I'm back. Again. Due to the traveling, my blogposts have been sporadic. But now that we're back home again, I'll be better. At least for another 2 weeks, until we move. WHAT? 2 WEEKS?? That's it? I know, I'm freaking out in my mind a little. I am excited to move on, but in another way I feel like we just got here!
Speaking of freaking out, that's what Eva's personality has been doing. After getting home, I realized that we had a serious problem with her. She has always been a good baby. But it seems that after her first birthday, this alter ego took over her brain and she has turned into a spoiled little brat. A cute one, of course, but a brat nonetheless. Possibly due to all the attention from well-meaning family members? I think so. After talking about it with Andrew the last couple of days, we decided something had to be done. We were miserable with her tantrum crying self, and she clearly hasn't been very happy either. We went to the library yesterday and checked out "The Happiest Toddler on the Block" (which turned out to be one of the stupidest books ever--don't read it) and "Raising a Happy, Unspoiled Child: How Parents can be both firm and loving and help their baby develop into a secure and well-adjusted child." Quite the title, I know--but so far the book has been fairly enlightening for me and I have determined some changes that are being made, starting this morning.
Part of me says, "Take it easy on her--there will be a new baby here soon and she'll get alot less attention. Let her live it up now." But then logic kicks in, and I think of how miserable all of us will be when that transition actually happens. So.
Last night while laying in bed I said to Andrew (this may be blasphemous, but it's true, I actually said this), "People say that every question you have in life can be answered by the scriptures, but I don't know if that's true. Because there are certainly no answers on how to remedy one-year old temper tantrums." That may show a lack of faith or scriptural knowledge on my part, but there is it. So if any of you have in fact found an answer to this particular problem in the scriptures, PLEASE let me know. I am very open to suggestions, and we need help.