Monday, September 3, 2012
Jerik has this new awful obsession with tipping chairs over. I was telling my friend Charlene about it and she said, "You need to take pictures and document that right away." I was grateful for her Grandma's perspective. He has been doing it for a couple of weeks now. He pushes over computer chairs, kid's table chairs, kitchen chairs, or whatever he can get his hands on. It has been REALLY frustrating to say the least. I tried to ignore it at first but he did it all day long. So I started to take him to the corner and hold him in time out for about 30 seconds while he screamed. It wasn't working. I had a broken chair and dents in the wall, cabinets, and entertainment center. I decided it was time to be really mean and put him in his bed and close the door for one minute while he screamed. It didn't work at all though. He'd just push the chairs over and then head for time out! When he pushed another chair over and broke it, I just about lost my mind. We finally got smart and tied a rope around all the chairs. Our family rolled with laughter all over the living room floor while we watched him go from chair to chair trying to push them over, and not knowing why they wouldn't go. Anyway, if you come over to our house, be careful which chair you choose! Hopefully in a couple years we'll invest in another table. Here are some pictures for proof. Don't let his cute face fool you!