Tuesday, June 23, 2015

the dark side

i wrote about b turning 2 last week
and i didn't want to make it seem all sunshine and roses over here.
is brette the cutest, sweetest, most darling darn thing that ever walked the earth?
well, of course.
just look at that face.

but if you think my kid is sitting around smiling
and playing quietly in the corner,
then you have another thing coming.
she's got swagger.
and attitude.
and a big mouth.
two weeks ago i had to put her in time-out for telling me to shut up.
oh that sweet child of mine.
she's not difficult per say
but she tests the limits.
and believe me when i say that i literally can't help her with anything.
"i do it"
i hear that constantly. 
it's fun to watch her become independent and
want to do things for herself,
but sometimes it would be so much easier if
she would just let me help.
or (gasp) just do it for her.
but i know that's not how this is going to go.
i've been reading up on different ways to
parent through all of this.
respect for adults...
i want her to master it all.
anyone have any brilliant suggestions?
something that worked for your kids?
heck. i'll even take less than brilliant.

1 comment:

  1. We are still in the "my do it" stage. Patience and wine. And chocolate. Two is hard!