Wednesday, January 22, 2014
How Bey Blades have taken over my life, shown me how far we've come and pointed out what we still need to work on!
As annoying as these toys are, last night I tried to look at the positives. The boys are ALL playing together! Sometimes it lasts longer than others, but usually we make it a good 30 minutes before I need to step in or remove someone from playing. Sometimes its even longer! To top it off they are playing it upstairs (away from the windows I was sure were going to get broken) so Im not even needing to directly supervise. This is pretty impressive when you think about it, three years ago this would NEVER have been a possibility. They also seem to be incorporating story lines into their play, granted the storylines still involve fighting and beating the other person, but its more than I have seen previously. They are working on sharing and taking turns, being good sports, etc. SOme of this requires more prodding on my part, but its happening.
There are a few things which are evident need some major work in our house still based on our Bey Blade interactions. James' anxiety is still through the roof, and he whines and yells and stomps without telling anyone what the issue is. Joel still has issues with sharing and with loosing the game. Matthew still needs to work on is bossiness and his role as the oldest, meaning sometimes we do what the younger kid wants even if its not "fair" and that we need to help the younger kids play the game without getting frustrated at their lack of ability.
We had a long weekend due to MLK day, no school Friday or Monday, now we are on our second snow day (Tues and Wed). I'm about Bey Bladed out! Praying for school tomorrow!!