Monday, January 6, 2014

an early achiever...

She's entered the terrible twos. officially.  and a couple months early even.  My children are so advanced.
Yesterday she went 'girl gone wild' on me when I had to remove her nightgown and get her ready for church.  yikes. stomping feet, screaming, trying desperately to rip off her dress, brought to a grand finale by a full body throw to the ground and an even louder leg kicking arms flailing murder-screaming tantrum.  All I could do was walk away and laugh. And remind myself that this is developmentally appropriate behavior.

She continues to be my most eccentric child.  she cracks me up and keeps me entertained. She's my happiest and friendliest kiddo, too.  I really do love her.
She slept like this ALL night long. and does so regularly. Her one hidden hand is covered by a mitten.  She loves her accessories. 
Somebody at church told Kent yesterday that she's unruly at church and needs to be kept in her seat.  She's not loud by any means- but she is an escape artist.  I told Kent next time to send that person my direction and have him relay that same message to me.  I'll give him a response (not nearly as kind as kent's)  and then hand her off to him and he can sit with her the next few months years and give toddlers a try.
I am at church every Sunday-for all three hours- never fail.  At least half the time without Kent for that matter!  Cut me a break. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is not unruly she is going on two! I applaud you for being brave enough to take them for three hours every Sunday! Brave woman. Ihave always thought she is just a strong minded girl! Which in this world is a good trait! Love that girl bunches!

HowellAZ said...

Gotta love those unsolicited (and un-welcomed) gems of advice from others. So clueless! Just keep on keepin' on! :) Your kids are adorable and good luck with the two stage...always fun!

Kresta Wirght said...

unruly in that ward is more than metta. good grief

Elder Sam Butler said...

She doesn't make a peep. What the heck unruly mean?! I'll take them on and good grief they are children for pete's sake. I'm more unruly than most of the kids. I took my kids by myself for years, no one asked to help me and I wrangled those loud rascals through the meetings. It is a good thing I didn't hear it. Keep on doing what you are doing and I love the "one mittened Metta".

Danielle Geeting said...

Sister Eber posted something She read about little children and being at church it was all to cute and the truth. See if you can find it and you will love it. Metta is way to adorable and way quiet in church. She is very far from unruly.

Philip Oswald said...

The time will come that the older siblings will be able to help with the younger siblings. I did notice that your chapel does have two easy points of egress. Metta tried to escape once using the bench wall side gap while I was there. That is a challenge. At least you did not get an anonymous letter in the mail telling you that your talk in sacrament meeting was inappropriate. Lets face it, people can be clueless at times and I am including myself in this accusation.
Love those kids. I am still reeling from the immunization clinic experience in a good way. :)

nye.jessica@gmail.com said...

I cannot wait to see this child as a teen. She will be the life of the party. In a good way.