First we stretch to loosen up.
This is never a good sign. It usually indicates that this could be a long episode.
The the declaration of demands which is quickly followed by the mock walk off. But the walk off thwarted by strangers. It will required a second declaration and a rerouted walk off.
But that too fails.
The plan begins to unravel and all the stops are pulled out. Demanding, pouting, whining.
He just wants the blue gun.
Although LBM's attempts to get the blue gun were not rewarded,
come on a toy at the grocery store. Why? It doesn't help sales when moms have to walk out.
he did demonstrate a few techniques that apply to running.
First he sets impressive goals.
Did he just meet me to think that he was going to get a toy at the grocery store? Clearly, it's not on the list.
He changes up his approach.
Here I could learn a lot. When I don't like the results I'm getting or not getting, I need to follow his example and change what I'm doing.
He is relentless.
I will really need to draw on this approach as the racing season begins at the end of the month.
He doesn't care how he looks to others.
Sometimes I worry too much about what everyone else will think of: my training, my race schedule, my weight, my pace...
He quickly got over his unsuccessful attempt.
This one I'll will keep in mind when I get that first 100 mile attempt. Knowing that I will give everything to finish doesn't mean I will. Being able to accept whatever happens and move forward quickly will help me better reach my goal if my first attempt doesn't see that 100 mile finish line within the time limit.
I just can't wait to see what LBM teaches me during his next tantrum!
What have your kids taught you lately?