Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh two and three-quarters...

...you are so fickle. This age is turning out to be a little challenging for this mama. My girl is well-tuned into my annoyances and seems to be jumping all over them. She is still the tender-hearted, fun loving little girl who makes me laugh. But, now she is discovering a little something called free will. She has discovered that she can assert herself by yelling and hitting. And the whining, oh the whining. It is driving me crazy. It seems to reach epic proportions some days.

Thankfully, I know that this is just a stage and that it will pass. In a book I have been reading, they say, "It is your job to enforce the boundaries, it is the child's job to test them." So, I just keep reminding myself: She is just doing her job.

And most importantly, she is still the same little girl who rocks my world. She is the one who made me a mama. She is the one who officially changed my career path. And she is the one who my God has entrusted me with. So, when the frustrations come, I try to focus on the fact that in 3 minutes, we could be playing happily again. When the tantrum passes, she will most likely curl up in my lap for some cuddles. Oh, two and three-quarters...you are so fickle.

1 comments:

proud parents said...

My daughter is almost 20 months, but she is definitely into testing boundaries right now. I love what you said..."She is the one who made me a mama. She is the one who officially changed my career path. And she is the one who my God has entrusted me with".

That is exactly how I feel, but we definitely need to remind ourselves of that sometimes!! Hang in there. I have no experience, but I'm sure it will get better. It has to, right?? ;)