Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wine Glasses Up To A Brand Spankin' New Year

Okay, I lied it's just a soup bowl full of an ungodly amount of coffee(one of the many things I plan on attempting to kick with the coming of the New Year).
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New Years Resolutions

The father of my children was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 3, so here I am trying to keep all my screws from getting loose with two mini very hyper children. I was diagnosed with anxiety at the age of 13 when I had my first anxiety attack, which the feeling I described they associated with my appendix bursting. Anxiety causes me to get hyper, especially now that I have two hyper little ones. I refuse to medicate something that I can learn to handle on my own, so my New Year's resolutions will be based around handling certain things that trigger my anxiety, and my childrens' hyper outbursts.
1. Most importantly, we are going to start eating/drinking healthier and becoming much more active(excercise-wise).
2. With hyperactive children, often times you will want to yell endlessly. There is constant running, non-stop figdeting when trying to complete a "sit-still" type activity, constant yelling and talking. You will know if you have a hyperactive child, it's not the normal hyper 2 and 3 year old behavior, it is constant, and on top of the long days, nights will be hard to. I have done my reading and this is what I found. I am going to try to start sticking to these methods without yelling. I do ALOT of yelling, and it is not effective, whatsoever. For 2013, I am going to learn how to effectively discipline hyperactive children.
3. On top of learning how to effectively discipline my little energizer bunnies, I want to learn how to calm them when things seem to be getting out of control. Instill a calm enviroment in your hyperactive little one here. My babies especially my three old like to watch TV when they are feeling tired or restless, this will stop. I have found that although they are calm during this time, it causes the hyperactive fits to worsen.
My list could go on and on about how I'm going to attempt to keep my children calm, all while having some anxiety myself, but I won't bore you. If you think your child seems to be more hyper than others, and by this I mean an EVERYDAY/ALL DAY type deal, go here.

Our Fun New Years Eve Activities

We made Chex Muddy Buddies. This recipe was found right on the back of the Rice Chex box, and you can get it here. All you need is Rice Chex, Peanut Butter, Semisweet Chocolate Morsels, Butter, and Vanilla. I know we had all of this stuff left over from Christmas cookie baking, so it worked out perfect. I still have sweet stuff left over, but we are cutting down on sweet treats this year! :)
Then we proceeded to make noisemakers! I used rice, because it's not as likely to give you a headache as dry beans. ;) We recycled our Dasani water bottles, put rice with a few drop of food coloring in, and duct taped the top with pink duct tape. The kids absolutely loved these, and carried them around most of the day. You can dress these bottles up alot more than I did, with glue and colored tissue paper, marker, colored cotton balls, ribbon, etc. My kids were perfectly happy with making noise with colored rice, so I just stopped at that point.
We also blew up ballons, with a piece of paper full of instructions on what to do every hour until midnight. One of the balloons was popped before 6 PM even hit. By 8:30 PM we were all ready for bed, and there was no making it until midnight. By the time I got both of them to sleep, I couldn't sleep. Ahh, a mothers life!
I do realize my New Years post is a couple days late, but bringing in the New Year was especially eventful for us. Happy New Year everyone!



Lauren Faulks said...

:) good job!! Your blogs are excellent!

Megan Damron said...

Thank you:)

Anonymous said...

I like how you wrote about not screaming anymore. That is a wonderful step towards good parenting. To make sure this resolution lasts a lifetime, We have to capitalize the power of habit. Every action, feeling or thought creates an imprint on the subconscious memory, even after the incident has left the conscious memory banks. Every time this action or feeling is repeated, this impression is strengthened and deepened. Therefore, repetition and habit adds momentum and strength to even the weakest action, feeling or thought. Eventually, this build-up alters ones personality and behavior. I wish you loads of luck!

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Love the noise makers! I bet little ones would love that any time of year.

Megan Damron said...

Vicky, thats exactly what I was thinking! I still have them around here somewhere in the midst of all the Christmas toys.

Lenetta Carnes said...

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