Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gabriel our angel in disguise.... :)

Sometimes you have just one of those days where as a parent you just want to put the headphones on and ignore the dobbing and just cook tea in peace. Gabriel has become the great "dibber dobber" of the house he has to tell me everything! Hexekiah has "this" or Niamh was touching "that" or "I didnt do" what ever it was that made a huge noise in the lougeroom...hmmmm? Its a mystery! Gabriel has been getting lots of extra attention in the evenings as we spend some time going through his flash cards with him and his readers for school, we have done this to get him up a few extra levels and to keep him focused on the benefits of learning.

Having said that Gabriel has also been pushing his luck when it comes to being respectful and we have talked about it a few times but n Saturday when Allen was at work and Xaviour was out orientiering, Gabiel got very vocal with me and I told him that I didnt like it, so after I put them down for a rest after lunch Xaviour came home and I asked him to meet me in Gabriels room in about an hour. We went in and I sat down and told Gabriel why I was upset with him and what being respectful meant. I told him that slaming his door wasnt respectful and that it could also damage the door, and so Xaviour removed it. I told Gabriel he could have it back when he can show me how good he can be. I understand its just frustration and that he thinks slaming the door is ok but its not in our home. There are other ways of getting rid of frustration and slamming doors isnt acceptable. He is only 6 and he has found it a challenge and thats ok too it gives him time to think his problem through and find a new solution. I think it will probably go back up tomorrow that means it will have been gone a full week. Im sure he'll think twice about slamming it again :)  

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Tooth Fairy

We have been waiting for a while for the Tooth Fairy to arrive at our house this year, Gabriel has had a number of friends who have lost teeth and have gaps in their mouth from missing baby teeth, but Gabriel's just didnt seem to want to budge. One days a few weeks ago he mentioned that he had a "wiggly" tooth. He was very excited about it and I had a feel myself but to be honest it wasnt very wiggly at all but it was them that I noticed that his adult teeth had actually allready come through and that the baby teeth were still hanging in there. hmm???? I rang the dentist and we saw here that day she has a look and feel around and told Gabriel that he had to wiggle it every day with clean hands or she would have to pull it out herself on the next visit and the end of August. So we got to wiggling, every day, we ate lots of apples and carrots raw and anything  else crunchy but it was stubburn!.

Last night Gabriel and I were going through his sight words together after tea (dinner), and he was wiggling his tooth which was distracting us from our task, so after I gave it a good push and he wiggled it a bit more it Finally came out! he was excited and Niamh and Hezekiah buzzed around him looking at it in his hand. I explained what the protocal was and that he had to wrap it in a tissue for to fairy to pick it up and put it in her special bag and that she would leave him some money for his tooth aand that his tooth wouold be a new star in the sky tomorrow night after she planted it there. He was very excited to go to bed and was impressed with his money this morning :) I did tell the tooth Fairy that maybe (he) over payed a little but we'll work that out later....