Friday, February 13, 2009
I've been making an effort to spend some serious one-on-one time with Luca. It's helped with the tantrums and the general frustration that he's been experiencing since before Matteo was born. I am realizing (duh) that with all of the extra people around in the last few weeks and the focus shifting from him to his brother - he's been feeling a bit alienated.
Kristin came to help on Tuesday and - instead of spending all of her time occupying Luca, she spent some time keeping Matteo company while Luca and I did a little holiday crafting together.
A friend of mine calls it "feeding the meter". Whatever you call it - we both had fun making Valentines Day cards for his classmates TOGETHER. Instead of trying to keep everyone happy at once and take care of two kids simultaneously - this was an hour or so of solely Mommy and Luca time. And it was very good for both of us.
Posted by dana at 2/13/2009 02:48:00 PM