As mentioned previously, I'm reading "Bringing up BeBe" this Summer, by Pamela Druckerman.
So far, it's fascinating. Fascinating to learn how another culture does "their thing."
Not so fascinating to read how "your thing" is not, shall we say as tres bien as you thought.
Trying to put a little of the French ways into action, H has presented numerous opportunities for Mommy.
He's gracious like that.
Two of the things Mrs. Druckerman reports on is "The Pause" and "to talk to your babies like adults." They will listen, they will understand, they will stop what they are doing.
Join me, won't you, in this exercise?
Whilst spotting H "discovering" Cooper's water bowl.
Do "The Pause."
Then, "H, please do not do that. That is Cooper's water bowl."
Does not even look up to acknowledge Mommy.
Again, "Harrison, please remove your hand from Cooper's water bowl. That is the dog's water, not yours."
Still no acknowledgement from H.
"HARRISON EDWARD SMITH - TAKE YOUR HAND OUT OF COOPER'S WATER BOWL RIGHT NOW."
America = 1
France = 0
The Parenting Olympics continue.