4.5 years ago I was blessed with what I felt was the greatest gift in the world, motherhood. We were given a beautiful and healthy baby girl who’s smile could light up any room and who’s laugh sounded like angel kisses darting through the air. We were so proud and happy to have our little girl and we wondered what she would grow up to be as the years went by.
We now have a 4 year old daughter who, apparently has taken the sweet, smiling and happy child we once had and replaced her with a head strong, sometimes I swear totally possessed little person! Forget the terrible 2’s, ages 3 and 4 are proving to be the major challenge. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my baby girl with everything that I am and yes, we still get a glimpse of the sweetness but it seems since she hit 3.5 her beautiful laughter is now accompanied by demon-like shrieking, teenage attitude and a lot of the word, “NO!”
I mean she’s 4! I thought this wasn’t supposed to happen until after age 10 maybe 12? Where are my golden years before she hates the crap out of me just for existing??!
Now I know I was no picnic for my mother, in fact I was told more then a few many times that when I grew up to be a mother myself that God would rain upon me a child such as myself but 10 fold. Of course I laughed it off, but now having my own bundle of spiked glitter I’m starting to think my Mom may have cursed me. (thanks Mom!)
I know it’s a blessing that she’s “independent” and “self reliant” but I’d really like these attributes to wait a few more years to surface!
Are you mothering a little girl like mine? What are your biggest challenges?