A Few Things I’ve Learned

September 15, 2006 by
Filed under: Emma 
  • To a toddler, gratification delayed is gratification denied.
  • Distraction is a very useful tool, though it doesn’t always work.
  • A sharp retort at our toddler when she’s in the midst of a tantrum doesn’t do much good. Patience and a soothing voice work much better.
  • Before Emma joined us, I couldn’t imagine life with another small human being in the house. After Emma, I can’t imagine life without her.
  • Patience is a virtue…but it’s much much easier when one doesn’t put many expectations on the day, when there’s only one child, and when she’s generally pretty mellow, anyway.
  • DVR and Sesame Street; It’s a good thing.
  • Few things in life are better than cuddling one’s daughter.
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