Sunday, 26 August 2012
After having a few mood problems over the last few weeks with our little one I decided that I would cut out lots of tv watching and sort through the toys and books we have. I found after watching tv it was putting him in a bad mood and temper tantrums were happening a little bit too much for my liking and he seemed to have forgotten how to play with the toys he has. Ok so it means I have had to occupy someone a little more but after a little bit of playing together he is now happy to play a bit by himself and I can get a bit of something else done. It is amazing to see little changes happening so quickly - long may it last. For a couple of days he has asked to watch tv but is now quite happy to go off and find something to play with when I say no and in fact today he hasn't even asked to watch tv. He spent a long time this afternoon playing with my pegs that I use to hang the clothes on the line with - making them into models. So we now have a few less books and less toys and we can see the wood for the trees. Things are a little bit more age appropriate and a bit more open ended. Things are being played with in a more imaginative way. I hope I can cut down maybe a little bit more and I also plan to cut down on some of the things I own as well and not just put them out of sight but actually take them to the charity shop . Clearing out is feeling really good like lightening the load and not feeling so bogged down. I think this is going to be a on-going project that I will need to keep reviewing.
Hope you are having a good weekend.