Huge improvement in just four days! With a lot more attention, a lot more positive and gentle (aka no angry border-line yelling) guidance, and consistent ignorance of less than desirable behavior, we are all a much happier family.
Carson had a great four days. Not that there weren't moments of frustration (at one point Jeremy texted me from downstairs that it sounded like a war zone with both boys crying as I was trying to get out the door) but overall much improvement.
The nice, warm spring days are helping greatly! This time of year in Oregon I think is difficult for most kids who've been trapped indoors for several months. Carson was able to get outside and help his Nana plant her garden today and then dug in the dirt for another hour after that.
I forgot to mention that we had a BLAST at the skatepark two weekends ago. Carson took his balance bike and rocked the bowl! He was amazing! He begged and pleaded for elbow and knee pads after seeing some of the older kids with them. He also asked for a "medium skateboard".
I did buy him the pads and "skate shoes" but draw the line at a skateboard. Instead I'm shopping Craig's List for a Razor scooter with two wheels to replace his training scooter with three wheels :)
But alas, our wonderful week might have a kink in it. He has a fever today and a nasty cough so we might be watching a lot of tv tomorrow while he recooperates. He is not a happy guy when he's sick. Who is really?