OK, so about 4 year olds…does anyone want an extra one!!??
For the most part I’m a huge fan of mine, but today she is NOT my favorite.
I’m assuming I’m not the only one to ever feel this way and if I am…well, I’ll send you my address so i can receive my “Mother of the Year” award 😉

Macy, like a lot of other 4 year olds, is figuring out her world using one key method…making mistakes. How else do you learn? Well, I’d like her to learn by simply listening to me and her dad and taking our word for it. She, on the other hand, has her own plans. I absolutely love her for this, but often times I am frustrated having to constantly remind her of right and wrong.

Today she decided to spread lotion all over her pillow, her bed, her sister’s bed, on books, on books in the closet, and on tons of clothes. What on earth was she thinking? She of course could not answer this question, so I counted backwards from 10…twice…and took a deep breath and said, “guess what Macy…your Sunday Funday just ended…grab a laundry basket and start loading it up!” She now has done 2 loads of laundry by herself and she will continue to work at this all afternoon. She is now telling me she is tired and is very sorry for what she did. “Thank you, Macy, for the apology and if you are tired then you can go to bed…its either work or bed. You pick” She started picking up Barbies.

Does anyone else have a 4 year old who insists on learning things the hard way?! What has been the most difficult lesson to teach?!

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