Friday, June 06, 2008

Beach Day

Hi mommy! What are you doing up on that rock? I wanna come!

And up she goes.... (it was a big rock! See how you can't even see the ground?)

Little Crabbies

With Saben, my parenting philosophy was that if I let him gently hurt himself trying something dangerous, then he would learn & know better next time. For instance, carefully allowing him to smash his fingers in the drawer so that he realized how it happened. This does not seem to be working nearly as well with Annika. She has smashed her fingers countless times & does it over & over. And she tries to climb barnacle encrusted rocks barefoot. (see above)

I kept thinking "oh, it will hurt and she'll stop". But she didn't. She even cut her little toe, but was so darn determined to get up on the rock that I finally let her do it. (I pulled her down several times and didn't notice her cut toe till much later. But you can see it in the photo. whoops.)


BrenV said...

I can't believe how big she looks climbing that rock! She is really determined.

TheFiveDays said...

First, I am extremely jealous that you all got to go someplace that beautiful...and I imagine it was close to your house too. Lucky ducks!

Second, I could EAT Annika. Seriously she is adorable. If I din't already have a 10-month-old, I couldn't look at her pictures or I'd be welcoming another baby in 9 months!!

And we use the same parenting long as the child isn't going to do any major damage, we usually let them learn the lesson about why they shouldn't be doing what they are doing. Natural consequences are powerful! But sometimes I am amazed at what the kids will still do! Annika apparently has a strong will, which will get her far in life. :)

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Jen said...

WOW! Look at her climb that rock!!