My daughter turns 5 on Saturday. It is Christmas time. And we have so very many things planned. Tomorrow I am taking her to see the Nutcracker, just the two of us. Saturday she is having a Fancy Nancy fashion tea party with her friends. Sunday is a family party. And then just a few days later is Christmas.
We are struggling a bit. I want to be happy, joyous, and enjoy every minute. But she has been the most difficult kid lately. Everything is a issue for her. She's difficult, doesn't listen well, is not very nice to her sister. Today we had to leave a diner because she wasn't behaving. The 2 year old was fine. The about to be 5 year old was loud, not sitting in her seat, and arguing with her sister over the eggs. Honestly, she seems like she has PMS lately. She cries at the drop of the hat. This is the scenario, she is rude and talks back to me. I am stern with her, tell her to stop. Then she cries that "everyone is mean to her". Honestly, I don't know what to do here.
I am looking forward to tomorrow. However, do you know how many times today I said, if you don't stop, we won't go tomorrow. It is exhausting. Please, tell me this is just a phase.
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