As a kid you always think that your parent not only plays favorites but has a favorite. They always take one child's side, always give in, overlook, coddle, and just plain treat them better. Of course as a kid it was my baby brother. My parents always took his side, blamed and punished me. As an adult, that's another story. I'm my mom's favorite hands down.
You think I would be better at raising a strong-willed child seeing as she is a carbon copy of me. She doesn't do it to be defiant, or rebellious, to impress her friends or act out. She doesn't do it in a malicious way or to prove a point. She does it because it is in her nature. It's part of who she is, just like it was in my nature at her age.
It has been an interesting week to say the least. On Monday afternoon, Chunky Munk came down with a fever of about 101.4. A pediatrician once told me that it is more than just the fever that you need to take into consideration. To have a low grade fever but an inconsolable child is worse …
When we lived in the states we lived a comfortable life but by no means a summer or even a week in Europe kind of life. That would have been more like once in a lifetime.
Don't let this cute little face fool you, she will tell you exactly like it is. The other day while getting ready for bed, she brings up ideas for the weekend. She informs me that she wants to have a quiet relaxing family day. "That sounds great", I think to myself, "I can deal with …
So we did typical first date things- went out to eat (he took me to a local pizza joint and ordered wings...how in the world can you eat chicken wings and look cute?! You can't so I decided f*c$ it, I'm just going to eat the wings, forget being cute, and trying to impress, that's not me anyway. So I ate at least 10 wings and a slice of pizza and wanted to go into a food coma). As we rode in the car one day I noticed that we had almost the same radio stations saved on our radios. If it were a town of 1,200 people that wouldn't be saying much but living in a city with a plethora of stations I realized we had love for the same music, oldies being our number one station of choice. Sign #1.
Being a parent is hard work, you have these little beings observing your mannerisms, character, word choice and actions. You want to teach them to do right and be kind. There is a balance between friend and disciplinarian, between structure and individuality, between helping and