Saturday, November 10, 2012

In the Lead

It seems my kids are always jockeying to hold the title "most difficult child at this moment in time." Emmy has been finishing in first place pretty consistently. I can't even tell you how many times a day I look at this girl and my heart just swells with love though. Besides spilled smoothies (I left her alone for a minute too long), the big thing with her is she wants to be held all the time. I don't mean like cuddled on the couch or in a rocking chair. I have to be standing up. Another tough one...when she realizes I've left the room she wigs out. This makes it very hard to get much done. She is getting better at getting caught up in the pretend play of Jansen and Natalie and friends though.

She loves wearing these stretchy headbands. Right now she calls all necklaces and bracelets "nacelets." I guess she is combining the two words?

Oh boy. We also have a slew of animals and babies with us when we go to bed, go in the stroller, etc. I do set some limits, but the bed and the stroller are usually equipped with kitties and babies.

She insists on putting her shoes on by herself, which is great, except when we are in a hurry. And she always puts them on the wrong feet and wants to keep them that way. Oh well.


Nathaniel Nye said...

I can't imagine a better mom for a tough kid than you, babe!! I know you have a strong resume in terms of being a tough little kid yourself, which I think partly explains why mothering comes so naturally to you!! I'm so thankful for everything you do for our kids.

Sarah Lunt said...

We are raising the same child! I also have to stand and hold Scarlett a good portion of the day - or I have to stand next to her and cheer her on while she does a task, but I am NOT allowed to help. Ugghhhhh It's exhausting but like you my heart does swell with love for this strong-willed child! She also has a slew of babies, bears, and blankets with "us" all day long. The one tool I have to get her to hold still when needed is giving her a "lis-stick" which she will put on and on and on for a good 20+ minutes. I don't know why but it is really nice to know there is another "Scarlett" out there and you my friend are raising her! Hugs from Ohio. Let's pray the teen years are MUCH easier! said...

The end of that post was pretty funny! I love you!


Kent and Leisy said...

I can't handle that smoothie picture.

Anonymous said...

She is so sweet though and so loveable. You were too. I'm not sure I would count on the teen years being any easier. You were still VERY strong willed. Thankfully in a good way almost all the time. Just your way or the highway Love you, Da mom.