I've been working on a few things in terms of kindness in the last week.
For Mostest I have been working on creating his own area to play and work in. Partly so he can be more independent and be able to get his own materials out to play and work with. And partly to give him a space that does not belong to the puppy at all. We have been trying hard to make sure that Mostest doesn't feel pushed out and overlooked now that we have a needy furry baby in the house.
So, I created a class-room for him! :)
Here's a peek at the various shelves and materials too
This is the manipulative shelf
This is the literacy/art shelf
This is kind of a random mixture shelf
I've been trying to make more art times available to him too. Its hard sometimes because I get busy and the puppy gets in the way. They are more work because I have to prep the materials for him. They can't just be left out to be available 24/7. However I know how much he loves to do them so I have initiated more in the past week.
I think these things have really made a difference for Mostest. He has been much less whiny and had fewer emotional eruptions.
Now for my little furry Goddess. I made a decision one day to really pay attention to her cues for needing to go outside. I don't know if it is because of my consciousness or a pleasant coincidence but that was the first day she had NO accidents in the house! She has not had a single accident since then either. It makes it so that we can have more pleasant interactions too when I am not upset because she peed in the house again. Woot!
Now for me... I went and bought myself some cute yarn to encourage myself in my new hobby of knitting. Plus I bought some cute fat quarters that struck my fancy. I love creating things. It makes me light up inside. Also buying these things has helped me prioritize some time for ME to do something I enjoy.