Am not just saying this because of the very recent changes in our lives that didn’t actually leave her a choice but to also grow up in that pace ; she has really grown and keeps growing way too fast am worried i may not catch on with her growth pace but am a mom, and every mom is a supermom and somehow manages to be there for everyone and with everyone especially her young ones.
She has been showing a lot of independence in everything she does,from what she wants to have for breakfast,her meal orders in the restaurants,what to wear when going out,how to do her homework and what to do after homework,when to and not to watch cartoon and even more impressive though a little worrying is knowing what to prescribe herself when she has a fever,a cough or a cold and i kid you not she knows all her medicine and which one treats what and for how many days she should take them.Just yesterday she overheard me having a phone conversation on how i feel like am not having enough fluids and the little person just told me, “u know u should hydrate like me,you take a lot of water and juice”.. hahahhaa. Yes she used the term hydrate and when i asked her where she got it from she told me that her doctor told her to stay hydrated with a lot of water to avoid bad breath when you have a cold,to say the least i was again,very impressed. But also,she badly wants to become a doctor when she grows up,so maybe this explains why she mimics doctors a lot (this is a blog post on its own).
What’s interesting is as she grows physically and mentally,she also grows emotionally and her intuitions and instincts are more aware and she can feel other peoples emotions and can easily pick up vibes and energy and even speak up. Her spiritual growth is also part of the growth,she is aware there is a God and knows He is the one who provides for us and protects us,she knows how to recite a few verses (whose chapters never match the said verse) and the cutest part is the little prayers she says which leave you in awe.
So with all the beautiful growth,lets just be honest here and also acknowledge the other little things that just scream out loud she is a toddler and a very naughty and whiny one sometimes. There are days she will fuss for no apparent reason,throw tantrums that you do not even understand or are patient with,have strong but honest opinions that can sometimes be seemingly out of hand,act clingy and emotional,overreact when mommy says no and act out in rebellious ways(like refuse to do homework because you said no to cartoon and her stubborn self will stand her ground),knowingly repeat a mistake and not be apologetic about it and sometimes just play stubborn to test my patience or see what’s the worst that can happen to her if she pokes my buttons a little further than last time which annoys and irritates me to the core.
With that said,i choose to focus on the beauty and that satisfying feeling of some type of achievement when i look at her and see this little strong willed,very witty and clever ,opinionated,strong personality,brave,talkative and beautiful little person whose attributes can only be in regards to my nurturing and parenting.
Am not a perfect parent especially when it comes to instilling discipline (i still struggle with the thought of spanking,we mostly dialogue and i tend to also use the power of the no nonsense tone with finality & the famous mommy eye,hahaha and i can honestly say am confident in her level of discipline even when she is out at her friends houses for play dates or in school ) and i would like to believe her morals and other values are also at a good place so far. There is no parenting manual but i believe every parent tries to do all they can to have a well mannered child whom they can pride themselves in.
Happy New Month guys,make July count,its still not too late to actualize some of those new year resolutions.
Thank you for stopping by.
Love & Joy … Waceke…