She’s hit the terrible twos early – everything is “Neo!” *her ‘no’* and crying temper tantrums when she doesn’t get exactly her own way. My Mama calls it karma. Thanks Mom. I know she’s asserting her independence and that I just have to be patient, let her make as many choices as possible to give her some control, and then just show even more patience…blah, blah, blah. *I’m not a patient person by nature* Honestly though, I really think she’s embarked on some kind of psychological warfare with me.
She wanted to go for a walk. I didn’t, but after much Neo-ing and whining I gave in and said, “Okay, fine. We’ll go. Get your hat and shoes.” She did. I got mine, and headed for the front door. She headed for the back.
I said, “Let’s go.”
“Neo” She wanted to go out the back door.
“We have to go out the front, so mama can lock the house.”
This went back and forth for a while.
I thought, “What are you doing to me kid? I’m giving in. I’m giving you what you want. We’re going for the darn walk!” *and by ‘darn’ I may mean another word*
She wouldn’t budge. It was a Mexican stand off. That devolved into a 15 minute temper tantrum….by her, not me – let’s be clear about this.
I’m convinced she’s trying to make me lose my sanity. But the joke’s on her…I lost it years ago. Haha! I win!
Oh crap, wait.
Faith - Sweetened StyleApril 2, 2012
I love that dress! Good luck with your daughter! I don't have kids yet, but I'm not looking forward to that stage of life when I do!
Sian ThomasApril 2, 2012
This dress is so similar to one I have but with thinner stripes!! (Mine's here: http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/marc-jacobs.html)
I really love it on you, you look amazing, and I love the sandals too!!
Your daughter sounds crazy, but lovely =) Hope she moves out of this stage soon!!
Frannie PantzApril 2, 2012
Don't get your hopes up honey. My kids are 11, 7 and 4. It gets easier but their stubborness never fully goes away. Trust. In other news, your dress is just splendid! I love it!
Dumb MomApril 2, 2012
That's super cute and summery! Can't wait until the weather is warm enough for that here!
JoannaApril 2, 2012
@frannie – Nooooooo! Don't say that. I've got to have some hope to hang onto 😉
Emily MeyersApril 2, 2012
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Apron SenoritaApril 2, 2012
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Amber SApril 3, 2012
Awww hope you and your baby have better days again soon!!
You look great as always!
Quinn BApril 3, 2012
Oh dear! I hope your toddler gets better soon! I don't know how much of that I could take! You look lovely, though! What a great summery-y outfit! I really like your nail colour!