Is very hard work.
These past two weeks I have kind of wanted to pull my hair out.
You see I have a very spunky 3 year old who screams for everything and I mean EVERYTHING. We have her go to her room to scream, but it is very wearing to put her their so many times per day. I actually left her in the house screaming while I loaded the kids to go to the YMCA this morning. After about 15 minutes she decided to put on shoes and wear a coat.
She is a very particular child too. We are now cutting the tags out of every article of clothing. She won’t wear socks because they are “ouchy!” She hates her winter coat because it is “scratchy” (polar fleece scratchy?) She has worn this Easter dress every single day for the past week. (I just wash every night – hey at least she has clothes on.) She hates pants, shoes, long sleeves, the list could go on and on, but what it really means is she is going to be one cold kid this winter. I can’t bush her hair w/o a major throw down wrestling match. Oh my – Oh my – I am pretty much exhausted.
As my mom would say, “This too shall pass.”
Side note: As I type this, my spunky three year old has been playing in the tub with her brothers for the past 45 minutes. I think they should be prunes by now with really cold water. At least they are clean, contained and having fun. A great way to end this hard day.