I don't know about you, but I have a
This week, I discovered the power of sitting down. Not me sitting down (which would of course be awesome), but Jillian sitting down. Instructing her to sit down before has never been very successful. Who would want to sit down when there is tons of space to run around?
We battle at the library, because she wants to run through the aisles of books, meticulously pulling them off the shelves. Which makes it tough for me to pick up and scan a few books to find something I want to check out. Then it hit me! Jillian likes to look through books. Any books. Especially paperback fiction books. I told her that she had to sit down on the floor if she wanted to look at the books. Wow! She listened! I still had books to pick up and replace on the shelf, but at least they were all from the same shelf and I had to do zero toddler chasing!
At the bank, Jillian loves the open space and runs around. Lots. Luckily the branch we go to is often slow and they "know" us there. My favorite banking assistant is out on maternity leave, so there is someone else handling opening/closing accounts. And she is very
So that's what worked for us this week. I'm going to have to find out ways to use this "sitting down" trick more!!
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