Monday, July 4, 2011

Train up a child

Okay, so this isn't really a finance post, but I just have to say that being a parent is hard work.  Chris and I thought we were geniuses with "baby proofing" our living room.  We have a fairly small space with very large furniture, so we arranged it in a way where Will was blocked in on all sides by either a wall or a sofa and he had his own safe fortress to play in.  Well, in this toy fortress he was allowed to touch, pull on, and play with...
everything he wanted, so we rarely ever had to tell him no.  The brilliance of our plan was shot in the face when we took Will to somebody else's house.  It had never occurred to us he didn't know how to listen to us when we told him not to do, touch, play with, or pull on something - we had never taught him!  I was fairly embarrassed, not because of his behavior, but because of our complete lack of ability to handle the situation.

Fast forward 4 days and we are well on our way (fingers, toes, arms, and legs crossed) to him obeying us better.  Now, he is only 14 months so there are still slip-ups on both our parts, but we are trying to be consistent with what he can and can not do and how we correct him.

What does this have to do with you?  Why am I writing about this on a family budget blog?  Good questions!  The answer in a nutshell is:  it doesn't really have much to do with you at all, but for those of you who want to read this blog every day and see some great new posts all the time, I need you to keep in mind that now there is a 14 months old running around that I'm having to say "that is a NO TOUCH" to in the middle of every-single-sentence of every-single-blog post.  I am just needing to get that out there, and if I have a major error in my spelling and or grammar, I blame chasing Will.  :)  


  1. Great Post, Sarah.
    You are doing a great job as a parent and a blogger. :)

  2. Thanks Chris. You are so supportive and I couldn't do either without you. :)