Why don't they listen? We know better than they do, we have more experience and afterall we only want what's best for our children and we do know what's best. Ha! Don't they understand that running around with a knife is not a good idea, opening and touching a hot over rack, not recommended? Using mommy's stool to reach the cupcakes on the counter after I said no. Don't play with the christmas tree decorations.
That one I don't get. She was so good over the holidays, hardly touched the tree, just oooohhhed and aaahhhhed over the lights. When she did touch the tree and we told her no, she stopped, it was no big deal. Now no matter how hard we try it's not working. She is into the tree every chance she gets and it doesn't end until we physically remove her from the tree. My solution? Take down the damn tree. Seems simple doesn't it. Well NO!
Apparently we are not allowed to take down the tree until January 6. It's a "dutch" tradition. Come on. How many times have I said, you are not in Holland anymore honey. We do things different here. Ok, I admit, not that much different and it't not really fair to take from him a regular tradition. He needs to have something to hold on to. I don't know the significance of the 6th or if it's even real, maybe he just said that and I am falling for it. I dunno. However, I don't want to mess with it, just in case. I did actually start taking down some decorations, just didn't touch the tree. I am leaving that up to my daughter. HAHA
At 16 months, I think Julianne has it all figured out. Or she thinks she does. I know she understands more than we really realize and she knows when she's not supposed to do something but yet she does it anyway. Is this God's way of punishing me for all the things I put my parents through? Hardly seems fair.
Isn't there an old saying? Forgive and forget.
Naw, I think he's gone with the old adage, Payback is a bitch.
Really I don't think I was THAT bad of child to deserve this? Was I? Mom says I was not too bad, Dad says I was horrible. I think Dad's kidding though because that's the way he is. Well, nothing we can do about it right? She is her own little person and what will be will be.
All I can say is, thank god she has slept through the night since practically first born.