Miss Emi Girl
Posted on August 14, 2012 by JamieBee
she is mimicking P90x that Grandma & Gpa were working out last night. pull. Pull. Pull. It was hilarious!!!
This cute little girl is my needy one lately. She wants to be so independent. She is getting to be such a big girl. But at the same time she needs help and attention from me (even when she doesn’t want it). Like going potty – she wants to go on her own terms – but forgets and then has accidents. (that is why I still put on the emergency baby diaper). Like eating food – she wants to fight and be picky – but you get what you get and don’t throw a fit. Like at the birthday party – she wanted to swim but we didn’t have her suit and she needed a nap. Like loving to draw – and then drawing all over my couch with a black and purple marker. Gracie and Ainsley never drew on the furniture.
She has always been aggressive to the girls and I figured partly because they pester her. Ainsley loves to pester and push Emi’s buttons!!! I guess that is what sisters do sometimes. But today Gracie was in the car and Emi was at major meltdown because i wouldnt let her stay at the party and she started beating on Gracie!! Gracie was so patient and kept her off but it was tough! Gracie teared up but didn’t cry because she wanted to go back to the party. I was so so so proud of her!! It’s rough being the oldest! And it’s rough being 2 almost 3. Not to mention Astrid was screaming. Then today at dinner Emi started running away from the table when I would ask her to do something. Now I can hear my moms words in my head “don’t have a power struggle with a two year. No one wins!” but it can be so hard in the moment!!!! The JOYrific chart has helped. I’m able to express my emotions (mostly frustration and anger) onto the chart rather than onto Emi. But still it is taxing and time consuming! I can also hear my mom saying “enjoy them when they are young and enjoy them when they are old. Enjoy every stage.” this Stage is the HARDEST for me to enjoy. But I am. Especially moments where she makes me laugh and giggle. And her hugs melt my heart. It’s the hitting and stubborn attitude I could do without. (she gets that from Garth! JK. It’s probably all from me!!) but with more learning and growing I know she will turn out just great.