Might not be so quick-ish this week…
Long time since the last 7QT! We went and survived our trip to Paris/London. Hopefully I’ll get around to typing it all out soon soon soon. School ended and we are fully embracing summer life. I love not having to pack school lunches and making sure there is a clean uniform or that homework is done. We’ve had beach + pool days, BBQs, movie nights, all the good stuff. It’s weird having a kid in school and really feeling and experiencing summer again (kinda).
2. Atlas + Cholericness
With Ollie being back home and being King of the Castle amongst the kids, Atlas has been having a little bit of a hard time adjusting. It’s actually been great because him and Ollie get along really, really well most of the time and have been spending hours playing legos together. The issue is when Ollie gets extra bossy/perfectionist and Atlas gets bothered by it, Atlas takes it out on Prim. I’m so glad I ordered and finished reading A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child by Connie Rossini. Cholerics are known by how they react immediately to stimuli so it addressed how when your choleric child is bothered he/she jumps to anger and then that anger needs an outlet aka what’s been going on with Atlas, so basically it’s about catching that space between anger and reacting and teaching them to channel it into something appropriate— time alone to calm down whether it’s going outside for a few to ride a bike, go into their bedroom to write, etc. When I’m able to catch it, I notice a big difference. I’m waiting and waiting for her to write her book about melancholics so I can better address my own issues and how to help with Prim endlessly being offended by everything and Ollie’s fluctuating anxiety/perfectionism/bossiness.