Saturday, May 9, 2009

Persistence doesn't always pay off

Well, my boy is very persistent. He doesn't easily take no for an answer and recently, has started throwing little tantrums where he stamps his feet, flops onto his bottom and protests in a really loud voice. And then he'll go back to trying to do what he wanted to do .

He also persists when he's trying to do something and is not quite getting it right. He tries again and again and again. There is this park down the road from our house and each time we go there, he heads straight for this huge, red slide. He then climbs onto the bottom of it on his tummy, staggers to his feet (which are now on a slope) and tries to walk UP it. When that doesn't succeed he tries to get up the slide on his hands and knees. And then loses his footing and slides back down on his tummy to the ground. Then he starts again.

The first time we went there, he must have tried to get up this slide about 20 times. I'm not joking. He tried and tried and tried. But sometimes, persistence is NOT all it takes. Sorry Benjamin, my love. It's a good trait to have though. I'm not going to have any trouble motivating him to do things he wants to do and to keep trying when he doesn't get it right. Hmmm that sounds very familiar and close to home.

I didn't manage to get a picture of him on the huge, red slide but at a different park today he tried to do exactly the same thing on an almost-as-big, yellow slide. He really is the best.

1 comment:

Veronica Lee said...

Hi, I'm visiting from MBC! Happy Mother's Day!

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