Lizzy is a sweet girl. She is usually pretty easy-going and happy. She like to smile and giggle. As she begins to assert her independence, however, she has her moments of rage. These usually occur when I don't give into her every whim. We have explained many times (and invoked the power of the time-out a time or two) that she is not allowed to hit Mommy and Daddy (or anyone else, for that matter), so she has to find a different outlet for her aggressive feelings. Usually it's the coffee table that receives to abuse, but sometimes it's a random toy. She beats it repeatedly with her little hand, all the while staring into my eyes and her expression as she pummels away clearly says, "This is your face, mom. YOUR FACE."
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The night before last I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep, staring at the ceiling. Suddenly the music mobile turned on in Lizzy's room. Without even crying out, she must have stood up, turned on her music, and lain back down. When I went to check on her a little while later (I wanted to make sure she really had fallen back to sleep) she was even curled up under her blankets. I was impressed, pleased, and just a tiny smidgen hurt that she hadn't needed me at all to soothe herself back to dreamland. Every day I am amazed by the things she can do. Her personality cracks me up, too. After I changed her diaper yesterday, she refused to let me put her pants back on her, so I folded them up and left them on the floor, in case she wanted them later. About on hour after that, I went to throw something in the trash, and there on top were her pants. She was trying to make very sure that I wouldn't make her wear them again. I can't blame her, though. They are probably the most hideous sweatpants I've ever seen. They remind me a lot of a pair that I wore all the time as a kid...
I am a relatively boring individual who enjoys being lazy, daydreaming, and avoiding housework. I've got a great husband, a sassy-but-sweet little girl, two little boys who both want to grow up and be Batman, and a baby. We stay busy.