Monday, January 28, 2013

Book boundary pushing

While going to bed, I told Brock that if he wanted me to stay with him, he would have to put his books away. Instead of puting them on the floor, our next to him as I expected, he put them under his head and went to sleep on them.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Testing boundaries

The other night, Brock had decided that he wanted some of the birthday party favor chocolate that he got. Quinn decided that she wanted some of her halloween candy. After eating the chocolate, Brock wanted candy too, but we firmly said no. He was determined to get it himself, and was trying to drag his stool over to the counter so he could get it himself.

I was holding the stool and firmly told him that he had chosen the chocolate and couldn't have the candy. I also said that if you went over to the counter, that it would be immediately bedtime. (btw, the candy was in the middle of the counter).

I let go of the stool, and Brock, all the while looking at me, dragged the stool to the far left of the edge of the counter and asked if that was okay. I said yes, and he climbed up and played with the light switches. Then we moved the stool out and to the far right edge and asked if that was okay. I said yes, and he played with the other light switches.

Then he said okay, and went to play in the other room.

I love it. You could see him testing and exploring the boundaries in his head before he did it. :)

Reading letters

I guess that Brock is reading letters now. As I'm reading his bedtime stories, he is enumerating each letter and then telling me what the word is. He will say "B - L - A - C- K - O - U - T, that spells blackout"... Now he is not actually reading, he knows the name of the book, and knows that that is the title of the book. The relevant part is that he recognizes the letters AND that the the letters are grouped together to form words.