My Amelia Rose

My Amelia Rose

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

And the classes begin...

Well tonight was our first class at LearningRx and we made it a whole 35 minutes! 

Amelia was so excited to see Ms. Rachel that when we got there she kept asking everyone if they were Rachel. 

They went to the back and things were going well.  They were going over colors and writing "A".  After a bit Amelia got a little bit wild and Rachel told her to write the "a" in the block and Amelia said that was it, she was done.  They came out front and Amelia told me it was "too much".  Thankfully Ms. Donesa (the director) came out and said 35 minutes is good for 4 years old and tomorrow we'll go for 45. 

Of course, Amelia told me that she didn't want to go back but she does want to win her prize so I think we'll get her back once she gets a good nights sleep.

When we got home things went downhill.  I couldn't sit with her because, as usual, I came home to chaos and had to handle all of that.  Finally she started kicking, hitting and screaming at me so I had to put her to bed.  We had a Supernanny time where I kept having to put her back in bed..again, and again, and again times 10!

I was thinking maybe she's upset that I couldn't sit with her, maybe it's because she didn't sleep well last night.  Then as I was venting on Facebook my friend posted this:

"my wise sister told me when youngsters exercise their brains(milestone type growth)- behavior regresses. Aka Her class tonight made a breakthrough so she's gonna give mommy hell ._."

Maybe she's right, and if so then the next few weeks will be a lot of hell but if it's for the greater good of helping Amelia grow into the amazing person that I know she can be, then it's worth it.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Little girl with a BIG personality

One of the great things about Amelia is her ability to make people laugh.  She is funny and sweet and very outgoing.

When we go into a place she announces "I'm Amelia Kennedy and this is my Mom!".  It makes everyone giggle.

This morning I had a meeting at Chick-Fil-A so I took Amelia to play in the play area while I had my meeting.  There was a young couple there with their daughter who was probably around a year old.  They went in the playroom where Amelia was and I saw her talking to them, so I poked my head in and told her to not talk their ear off, that they weren't there for her.  They started laughing and said she wasn't bothering them at all, the young man looked at me and said "She has a BIG personality".  It just kind of melted my heart.  They were really enjoying her and that reminded me of how lucky I am to have such an amazing little girl.

She chatted them up the entire time and when they were leaving they said "Amelia offered to babysit".  Apparently she told them they could leave their little girl in the play area.  LOL, they were laughing the entire way out. 

Thanks to that young couple, sometimes I get so tired that I forget that Amelia is truly a blessing and I wouldn't want her any other way, I love that BIG personality!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Update on LearningRx

On another note...I'll be going to parent training next week, I'm anxious to get everything started.  Amelia will be starting her training at the end of this month and I am just praying she will cooperate.  I'm grateful for my friend who agreed to watch Amelia while I'm at parent training and am hoping she's still  my friend afterwards : /

I've been asked why I'm going with LearningRx, if you ever meet Donesa you will understand why.  She runs the centers and hearing her speak about the program you can tell that she believes in it and will do everything she can for the students.  The entire staff is so nice and patient, it means a lot and I can't wait to work with them.

It's hard being a parent

I always heard "parenting doesn't come with a handbook" and boy is that right!  Sometimes I do wish that Supernanny would come pay us a visit though.

Today Amelia got in trouble at school for scratching one of the other kids--unprovoked.  Nothing like having to sign THE form when you get to school.  I certainly don't want my kid to be THAT kid.

A while back the daycare director told me that there was no need to get onto her when I pick her up because they do it at school and she really doesn't remember what happened or why.  But I feel like I should be reprimanding her for doing that. 

Then there's the trying to figure out why she's acting out.  Was something said?  Is she tired?  She had been up since 3:30am but that's just not excuse enough to me.  Has something different happened this week?  I just don't know.  Maybe it is just a bad week, I know that I have them.

Someone told me a few days ago that 4 is the ferocious 4's, it's a test for the teen years.  I am so not ready for this!

I have noticed that she doesn't do one on one play well around me, though she seems to do good at school.  Well, normally.  Maybe it's the only child syndrome.

Until I find that handbook it will just have to be a guessing game and I'll do the best I can.  But please if you see us out, know that it's not easy and I'm just tying  to love my girl as best I can.