I’m not sure if this is a fist pump or just an awwww….
I was talking to Keeley yesterday about visiting with my family this weekend. She was excited to give gifts to her cousins. It didn’t occur to her she might be getting any. I vacillate between anguish and wonder as to why God chose this child for me.
She’s frustrating and strong-willed and tantrum-y. Yet she has such a forgiving heart and giving spirit under that will.
Please tell me I’m doing something right.
Oh, yes you are. I’ve seen children who never think any thing of other people and they are horrors.
And as hard as it can be to feel grateful for the trantrum-y ,strong-will sometimes, when she is a teenager and has a strong sense of self, you will be glad. She should be able to stand up for herself and not be swayed by the crowd.
Yes, you are doing LOTS of things right. That is exactly what makes parenting so hard. The people who take the easy route with the kids are choosing the short term solution to their problems, and not truly thinking about what’s best for the child in the end.