Maddie has gotten to the point where she wants to be a teenager but at the same time still wants to be little. I can actually remember around the age of 1o being pulled and torn between what I thought was cool and want my heart told me.
I can remember a favorite outfit I wanted to wear every single day. My mom (as long as we were not going anywhere) would let me where it. There were no fights and eventually I grew out of that outfit. When I hit my teenage years, clothing choices between me and my mom became a different story. It seemed that arguments were bound to happen with my style choice. I am thankful to say that when my mom buys clothes for me today, I love what she picks out! Thank you mom!
This morning I had it coming to me. Maddie asked me to pick an outfit for her (this has happened multiple times). I picked out an outfit and of course she did not want to wear it. After telling her to pick out an outfit, I would then see if her selection matched... the fight began. We screamed, cried, and ended up in Maddie's bed.
One of the biggest and most important things to me as a mom is to explain why I get upset and why my kids get in trouble. After talking in our "calm" voice, we hugged, laughed, and picked out an adorable outfit for Maddie to wear for the day.
After thinking about this for a while I cannot help but realize that my baby is in the "in-between phase." She still wants her mommy to help her but still wants to look "cool" at the same time. I remember those days like it was yesterday. Today I have to reflect on the love and the acceptance that my child needs and wants. We made this sign out of Maddie's baby box last summer. I let the kids pick their favorite color crayons. We glued them to her box then blow-dried them to melt. I do not want our love to melt but to flourish and grow, however, this was an amazing and fun project that we made from items around the house and gave them a repurpose. This sign is now hung in our hallway upstairs.
My repurpose for today: Tell my kids that mommy is sometimes wrong and I am sorry.
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