Oooh the defiant toddler. A challenge to the body, mind and soul. Part of me loves to see her independence and sense of will power develop, because she was always such a passive baby (as long as she was glued to me). But another part of me sometimes wants to throw my hands up and take a little childless vacation.
Today when I picked her up from daycare, our daycare provider, Gwen, warned me that she’d had some trouble listening. Yeah, story of our weekend. When we got home (for nap time) Avery wanted to wear her shoes to bed. I wouldn’t let her. She stormed off up the stairs to her room in a huff, telling me “Avery stay at Gwen’s and sleep there. Mommy stay away.”
When she realized that her prospects were to sleep alone in her room, she called for me. We made up. But that was some scary “threenager”-esque behaviour that I hadn’t seen before in my daughter!
Send wine and chocolate.