Friday, October 24, 2008


I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari

Driving the mule

Tehachapi to Tonopah

Firetruck and mule

Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made

Learning to drive

Learning to drive

Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed

Sunset from the calf barn

Dancing in the driveway

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  1. That looks like Little Boy Heaven with all of the machinery & wheels!

    With regard to the meltdowns....I wish I had some advice. I can say this though: the whole "walking away" technique may work once...but may never work again. It may lead to a very mobile fit. The whole "time-out" technique may take 3 hours. I have yet to figure out the perfect anti-meltdown technique.

  2. Can he just get any cuter?

    Melt downs are easiest at this stage of communication. He is becoming his own self and wants to have control over what he does, but can't always put it into words what he wants.... even though he seems to be speaking very well. And then there is the confusion of does he know what he really wants.

    If you walk away and are having fun doing what you are doing, he will follow and learn that it is not appropriate behavior to have meltdowns (well maybe until he becomes a parent himself.)

  3. L-P: Yes, each meltdown seems to require a slightly different approach. Good to know what we have to look forward to, also.

    KMoo: If he keeps resembling Mama, yes, he will continue to get cuter for as long as he lives. If, however, he makes the mistake of choosing to resemble me, his cute days are numbered.