Monday, June 21, 2010
Becca is my ornery, stubborn child. She does not fear consequences. She knows them, weighs them, and then decides if "it" is worth the risk. She has been pushing the limits with us though. We have been tougher on her lately. She is feeling the pressure to modify her actions and words, and doesn't like it.
Almost every evening we go outside and hang out in the driveway and cul-de-sac. Last night we had only been out for a few minutes when Becca decided to be a bit ornery to Bridget. Bridget chastised her for the action and Becca proceeded to her famous pout mode in return. She was slowly coming my way with a very unhappy face and informed me that things in her life were not going all the great. I suggested that maybe she should think about her actions and words and notice how they make others feel.That she needs to think about how they would make her feel. There was a little pause on her part and I had a silly little moment when I thought I might have gotten my point across. Nope.
Her response was......."Maybe I am not the right kid for you."
I didn't know to laugh or cry at that statement. So I just stared at her dumbfounded, with a gaping mouth, thinking how scared I am of the teenage version of this child.