Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sharing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

This may not seem like much, but really, it is.

Avery has come such a long way over the past 6 months or so. He used to have such an explosive type personality. If things didn't go his way he would throw the hugest fit every. single. time. We had lots of boughts of tough love and time outs and restrictions of privileges and talking tos and all of that added in with plain ol' growin' up has turned our little spitfire into quite a sweet little man.

Now he still has his moments of grumpiness - don't we all - and while his moments may be a little more vocal than others, it is still worlds apart from which we came. This is the boy that missed out on his own birthday cake last year because he refused to comply with his parent's wishes... this is the little boy that avoided liquids of all types and kinds to the point of dehydration which resulted in an ER visit for an IV ... he was such a stubborn mule.

And he still is stubborn, but hopefully now he is seeing the value of being stubborn for the right things... (hopefully soon, one of those "things" will be pooping on the potty!)

Avery is very sweet to his sister. He tells her she's a "cute wittle giwl" nearly every day. They share a room and are partners in crime in stalling for bedtime, which on most occasions is still a very sweet aspect of their relationship to watch.

Avery loves "the brothers" as he calls them - he plays so well with Huston and he and Isaiah have a really good big and littlest brother relationship too.

I am very much enjoying my Avery. I will admit that there were many times I did not enjoy him when he was younger. Such a volitile little man he was, but now he is more even tempered yet full of such fun energy and creativity. He enjoys entertaining all that will watch him. Now if I could just get him to enjoy the feeling of satisfaction that comes from being completely potty trained...

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