So today is my daughter’s 5th birthday! She’s beautiful, sassy, bratty at times, talks back, gets clingy and wants to be with me all the time and doesn’t want me to cook dinner but then screams she’s hungry. She’s my little girl. And she turned five today. Which means next year she’ll be able to officially go to school! I did try to get her in this year, however I missed the opportunity to have her evaluated to see if she’d qualify to go in early since her birthday is in early October. I was disappointed in myself for not being more on the ball about this, but what is done is done.
Lately she’s been… less than obedient and I find myself constantly yelling at her to clean up her things… which is not something I really want to keep repeating. I think part of it is that I am mentally tired somehow. My work is currently taking a bit more out of me than usual and then my daughter is constantly having whining tantrums over the littlest things… like I drink the rest of my drink and she picks up and asks where it went. I tell her I drunk it all… then she starts to cry saying she wanted some, which she didn’t mention beforehand mind you. I consistently tell her to make sure she cleans up her toys after she is done playing with them and she consistently tells me she will… then later on I find the toys abandoned on the floor or table and I am yelling at her to clean them up. It is such a routine I think I’m at my end with how to get her to actually remember to clean up.
Or… or… my “favorite” one is when I tell her to do something and she tells me she doesn’t want to and starts to cry… like clean up her room, brush her teeth, go to bed… you don’t have a choice child. Do as I say. Yes, yes I know not too positive there huh. As I mentioned earlier, I think I’m at my end here… I am unsure how to handle her not listening to me any longer as this is a repeating issue. At this point, I am going to sort out her toys and throw them into storage – mind you I’ve done this a few times in the past and her toys keep piling up due to good meaning family members – including her parents – giving them to her. She loves the toys then they end up in a pile somewhere lost so she stops playing with them.
So… sorting and throwing out (really putting in storage to eventually either sell or give to Goodwill/Savers) her toys that I see she hasn’t even touched will lessen the toys she has to clean up. I don’t even want to think about it though… she admittedly has a large number of toys to where they are in a box in the living room, a big pile in the corner of her bedroom, and all over her playroom. Yes. That’s right. Tons of toys.
Anyway, this turned into a rant. What I really wanted to say was my daughter is five years old! Where has the time gone? She was so little beforehand and now she will be in school this upcoming year! She’s developed her own unique personality and attitude and is still growing yet. Can’t wait to see what else these years will bring.
This year we decided to forgo the actual birthday party and actually just go camping this weekend and fishing. She has been asking for a while to do both of these things but we’ve been busy, didn’t have the money and/or it was just super duper hot outside to even consider this. However, we have booked a site and bought the equipment, so there’s not turning back now! 🙂
Five years later and we have a beautiful family with wonderful love, some stress and troubles but we never have given up or lost hope. I love you my crazy, lazy, happy, silly, adorable, hyper little girl! ❤