Saturday, April 16, 2005

Evidently Penelope Leach is a mind-reader

Here's what she has to say specifically about today's manifestation of the Toddler About the House on page 523 of Your Baby and Child.
Children are very hard for adults to live with. In fact, the real reason everyone is so interested in early childhood discipline is not that young children are so bad, but that the grown-up world find them so tiresome. Children are noisy, messy, untidy, forgetful, careless, time-consuming and ever-present.

Yep, he was all of those things today. Have you heard that theory of equilibrium and disequilibrium - which is that toddlers swing between these states every six months or so? If it's true (and I have no reason to believe it's not) then we've been really enjoying equilibrium for the last half a year, which seems about right, and we're headed for the opposite for the next six months. Hmmm.

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