In her latest blog, Layla fills us in on the latest with her toddler (throwing and setting boundaries) and shares her latest embarrassing mommy moment in the grocery store.

By peoplestaff225
Updated August 12, 2011 11:00 AM
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Layla and Sirius/XM talk show host Steven Covino‘s daughter Melody Rain is now 21 months old!

In her latest blog, Layla fills us in on the latest with her toddler (throwing and setting boundaries) and shares her latest embarrassing mommy moment in the grocery store. Tell her your own!


My little Melody is not so little anymore — she is walking, talking, jumping, running, bouncing, singing and having temper tantrums like nothing I’ve seen!

For the most part, I have to say we lucked out, because she has a great temperament. She is a really happy, silly toddler, but I’ve noticed recently that when she gets mad, it has escalated from pouting to hitting to throwing (heavy) objects across the room, to the point where Steven and I have to literally duck! He says she has a good throw and that he’ll teach her how to pitch, but if she throws like this now, I’m not sure I want her to become better at throwing! ?

We both have to hold back from laughing when she gets really angry, ’cause she looks so darn cute, but we know that they start testing the boundaries at this age, and we really need to let her know that hitting, biting, etc. is not okay.

I would say Steven has the more militant approach and he says I have more of the hippie approach! I guess he’s winning because Melody tends to listen to him more. I try and have a whole conversation with her and tell her why what she’s doing is wrong, while Steven rolls his eyes at me in the background, as if to say my way doesn’t work!

It is teamwork though. I feel like he sets the boundaries to where she knows not to cross them, and I explain to her why those boundaries have been set.

Look at me trying to sound like a pro, but who really knows?! This is our first time at the rodeo, so we’re doing our best as we learn and go along, and I’m sure every child will be different with their personality traits. It seems it is a learning journey where they’re always teaching us about us!

Aside from Melody’s temper I’ve noticed what a sponge she’s become, soaking up EVERYTHING around her. And I mean everything! The other day I was changing her and she kept pointing to my chest. To take her curiosity away, I said in passing, “They’re Mommy’s chi chis.”

I never thought about it again … until we were at the grocery store checkout a few days ago and Melody starting yelling at the top of her lungs, “Chi chis! Chi chis!” and pointing to my chest, the lady’s chest next to me and everyone else’s chest in the vicinity!

I went beet red with embarrassment. I couldn’t believe it! She had absorbed and picked up on something I had said in the comfort of my own home and given no second thought to. Needless to say, that was a huge wake up call to be even more cautious about what I say and don’t say around her, because even when you think they’re not listening — they are picking up every single word!

Would love to hear some of your stories! Thank you for always sharing — I love the feedback.

Much love,

— Layla Kayleigh

P.S.: So sorry about the delayed blog — we moved into a new home and have been settling in and spending nearly every day at Ashley Furniture!! Here are some pictures of Melody loving our new space and enjoying having a front and back yard. ?