She has become so incredibly independent lately. She finally hit the stage where she won't let us dress her at all. She has to pick out her clothes, too! And let's just say its scary what that girl puts together.
She's also become fiercely imaginative. The way she plays with her dolls blows my mind. I was never so "out there" with my imagination. She wants us to play along with her but we never seem to play the way she wants us to. You see, she has everything all figured out in her head and she can't quite put it all into words and so it usually leads to frustration.
She also thinks she knows it all! This poses a problem and leads to many a tear. Daily!
I was saying her prayers (for her bc she hasn't wanted to say them lately?) and she kept crying and telling me I was saying it wrong. I was so confused because we say them the same way every night and have for years! She kept saying "you didn't say it right! you have to start over!" She was nearly hysterical because I was saying it all wrong. Finally I'm at my breaking point and say very sternly "I'm done. You aren't using your words and I don't understand what I'm doing wrong!" Then she says (while sobbing) "you're supposed to say it like they do on Christmas 'Bay-cation' where they are at the table."
Say what?!?!?! My child made Aaron and I say the pledge of allegiance for her bedtime prayer!
So there we stand, at the side of her bed, hands over our hearts, saying the pledge of allegiance in unison. All to appease our 3 year old drama queen.
I shutter in fear when I think of her teenage years.
Side note: please don't judge us for allowing our child to watch Christmas Vacation. The girl is obsessed with Christmas. She begged us and in a moment of weakness we obliged her.