We had a lovely evening and I just had to write about it, as I feel that sometimes this blog is too negative. Don't get me wrong, this is a blog about behaviour, and if it was good all the time, there'd be nothing interesting to write about, but sometimes, we need reminding of those moments that make it all worthwhile.
After school, Mini decides to finish (after about 6 weeks) his letter to Nanny and Grandad (who live a long way away and we haven't seen them since before Christmas). So moment number 1 - he makes a choice. He picked what paper to write his letter on.
This is big as Mini really struggles with decision making. We remove them where possible, but sometimes he beats us to it!
For moment number 2, he wrote a letter to them without getting upset when he made a mistake :-) He just rubbed it out, and tried again.
After this Mini did some maths work, working slowly and methodically - breakthrough number 3. Normally he rushes, gets it wrong, gets frustrated, then gives up and has a meltdown. Today he didn't do any of those.
Then Mini and Dollop played together, in the pop up tunnel, with her toys, with his toys. No arguments or snatching - this was moment number 4!
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, number 5 popped up - Mini didn't bug me about what we were having for dinner. When it arrived, he ate it nicely, quickly and at the table.
Wow, so for all this, Mini worked up the super-happy faces to number 3, and had a dip in the grab bag. Tonight it was the promise of an extra bedtime story, which he was thrilled to bits with.
I'm really proud of my kids tonight, they have been lovely and a real pleasure to be around. I even got a sticker from Mini. It says 'Wow' - and apparently it's because I'm a really wow mum - I think that's a compliment :-)