Monday, March 30, 2009

Rob and I were wondering...

...if all our boys wiggled so much when they were four? Or is it just Nathan? Or did we just forget how much they wiggle when they're little?

7 comments:

Katie said...

He's SUCH a cutie. Tell your boys we love them.

Stacy said...

Eleyna drives me nuts sometimes she wiggles so much! Especially when she's reading a book to me, she'll kick her leg and turn the book upside down and sideways.

Melody said...

Ugh, the wiggles at 4 is normal for my boys. It really is crazy, especially when you're trying to unwind or cuddle or read or sleep. Those little knees to the back, stomach, chest is ok until the 10th time. I just didn't know if it was a boy thing or just 'one of my kids thing' I feel better knowing it's not only a 'my kid' who does it.

I sometimes wonder if I'll make it in a house full of boys, even the dog is a boy.

Nana (Lonna)and Grandpa (Max) said...

It seems to me that of all six children, YOU wiggled the most at all ages. You were always a little busy, busy girl--always on the go. Maybe that's why you are so skinny!

Sarah K said...

Lucy is quite the wiggler too. I think they're around the same age - she'll be 5 in Sept. The only part that bothers me is getting elbowed in the knee, stomach, etc. with all the wiggling.

Julia said...

My oldest is four (5 next month), but all three girls are quite wiggley. I think it's just an energy thing--our sweet children just have a bit more energy than we adults; and when we enjoy some quiet sitting-still time, their busy, little, moving bodies still twitch and move about--even when they are trying their hardest to sit still and reverent.

Sacrament Mtg. is the most challenging for us, but I don't think I'm alone in that. My daughter, Rebekah (3 1/2), in particular, is always tickling me with her wiggles when we snuggle or sit in read together. I try to simply enjoy the quiet moments with my kids, but sometimes the wiggling becomes to much for my ticklish body and I have to take a break.

Snuggle time with the kids sure is sweet though, esp. when they're sleeping (there's nothing like snuggling with my little Emily--17 mos--her body just seems to melt into mine at times).

Good luck with your boys' wiggles; I don't think it necessarily gets any better as they get older (of course, I don't know yet, because as I said my oldest is only 4)--I just think that we as parents find more creative ways to channel our kids endless energy and wiggley-natures.

Kimbooly said...

Thanks, Julia, for the input on having girls. I love all your comments, I'm going to make Rob read them since he's been a little exasperated with the wiggles lately.

Did anyone see the Supernanny where the mom was trying to put her boy in time out (the one w/ the husband who's a policeman--you can watch it at www.abc.com)? She was holding both of his hands, and he was facing her (first red flag--folks, always turn your children AWAY from you when you're taking them to time out. It will save you MUCH pain, both accidental and purposeful). He was a normal, unpredictable 3-4 year old, and as she leaned down to try and say something to him, he bopped forward and you could hear the crunch of heads hitting. That POOR mom! You could see how much it hurt her, even though he didn't do it on purpose.

As for church, it's a tricky one. The first couple of years of life, we spend a LOT of time teaching our kids that it is less fun to be in the foyer than behaving in a church pew. We even "practice" being reverent at home, for a whole 15 seconds, or 30 seconds, at a time, during family night time (we just did a refresher, just for Nathan, about a month ago.