It is this constant conversation we have...I love your sass, but not your freshness. She has such a funny sense of humor. She loves the spotlight. She is testing my patience.
I just want her to say yes more often. I want her to agree every now and then. I would like her to listen without argument or negotiation.
I adore this kid. I wonder if sometimes our interactions have gone negative. We argue and it is just how we communicate sometimes. But I need to show her a different way. I need to find a different way.
I am her greatest role model. In an age where we worry about influences like Miley Cyrus, I realize that my daughter looks to me first. I am setting the example.
It scares me because she sees me in all lights. The good and the bad. I think maybe I just need to keep communication open and teach her about forgiveness and acceptable.
I also need to keep teaching her about boundaries. Letting her know what is acceptable and what we won't tolerate.
I just hope she is watching and listening and learning. I will do all that I can to lead her in the right direction, even if that means I do some changing myself.