Today we went to the library and Ari was having a fun time acting out.
Did I say acting out? I meant browsing for books and reading.
After his antics, I needed to unload my troubles onto someone. Thankfully there was a nanny of a four year old girl ready and willing to be my impromptu therapist. She was a Pisces and therefore empathetic.
I told her about Ari's bad behavior, and I solicited her advice on the following issue:
Ari does not like to be changed. In fact, he kicks me in the stomach when I'm trying to change his diaper.
She suggested that I:
1. Ask him if he would like to put the lotion on himself when I'm done wiping him with baby wipes. That way he is involved in the process.
2. Tell him if he doesn't cooperate while being changed, put him in time out when a clean diaper is finally on him. Explain that he is going to time out because he didn't listen to mommy when he was getting his diaper changed.
I thanked her profusely for her help. I'll keep you posted on the results.