We are constantly battling between the two of us. I love her so much and she has such a sweet spirit and a tender heart but we really but heads on most things. I think what it comes down to is I want it my way and she wants it hers. There's no meeting in the middle between the two of us. Whether we are fighting over her wearing basketball shorts when it's 30° outside or wearing runners when she needs to wear something a little bit nicer, or when she wants to put her hair in a ponytail or not wash it for two more days, or it's a battle of having to clean her room or making me wait after I asked her to do something. There always seems to be something that we are arguing about.
She loves poppy so much she's always wanting to hold her and help with her. She wants to do a lot herself and it's hard for me to allow her to help me with poppy being so fussy lately. She is very smart but really struggles with reading. We sit and try to read with her and try to explain ways to make it easier but she just doesn't have the time or patience to listen. I have been catching her in some small lies and try to explain why it's important to tell the truth. Anything from not changing her underwear for several days because she doesn't like the way it feels to telling me that she has read her book for three minutes when all she really did was look at the pictures. Understanding that she is only eight, I need to start to let some of my control issues go.
Now that she thinks she is loving activity days with so many fun friends. She was also loving playing with our neighbor Claire and with Taylor. Any day that she can't play with Taylor she gets angry at me.
She has such a beautiful voice and I would really like to try and get her in singing lessons, it's just getting her out of her shell enough so that she's not too shy to sing out. I love that girl so much, we just got to learn how to get along.