Is it okay to be amazed that my fourteen month old returned four library books from the floor to their proper home on the end table today - without being asked?
This is the same wee one who was carried out of church red-faced and screaming yesterday shortly after the service began (she didn't want to sit still on my lap). I held her in the lobby and explained to her that I expected her to sit nicely on my lap and if she didn't, she would get a spanking. She proceeded to sit through the service nearly perfectly - definitely no outright rebellion. I couldn't believe it! It has taken almost a year of more intense training to achieve less satisfactory results with her brother.
Definitely different. I forget that sometimes and expect Abby to be just like Isaac. Where, evidently, all I need to do is have a little chat with her to achive behavioral transformation. Isaac continues to require spanking after spanking.
So maybe I'm not doing anything wrong? Maybe it's just that my son is THAT strong-willed? Live and learn.