Wednesday, July 26, 2006


The infamous story of my "only spanking" as a child was when I was 2 1/2 and my Mom was recovering from surgery. She asked me to hand her a bottle of medicine that was on the side table just out of her reach. I replied. "No, and since you are sick, you can't make me!" Unfortunately for me, my very un-sick Daddy was standing behind me and witnessed the whole incident.

Since K was born, my parents have told me how much she reminds them of me...and apparently sassiness is quite heriditary because this sweet angel is working every angle to push as many of my buttons (and those of her brothers, too) as possible.

She drags her feet BIG TIME when I ask her to do things, and from the look on her face it is very obvious she is trying to see just how much she can get away with. Yesterday I asked her to help me put away some toys she had dumped out all over the floor and she told me frankly, "No, Mommy, I no do it" and ran from the room laughing. I decided to ignore her for just a moment and gather my "how do I handle this" thoughts. Then, she came running back in the room and shouted, "MOMMY! I NO DO IT!" with a huge grin on her face.

I know this is normal 2 year old stuff, but I also know it must be nipped in the bud. I love this little girl so much and it is maddening how much more of me I see in her everyday! Oh how I want her to learn lessons in the safety of our home before she becomes the bossy, smarty pants that I was (and frankly, often still am!)


Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

It's stories like this that make me afraid--very afraid. Addison is so sweet now, but if she's anything like I was, I'm in BIG trouble!!!

Paulette said...

Ok any other little two year old I would say oh my, but since it is sweet precious Kate, I say she is SOOOO adorable!!!! But you are right mom if you do not set family rules now she could be the little bully and we dont want that.
They are such sweet babies.

Eagles Wings said...

Amen! Sarah, That is why I'm glad I have three boys...I prayed my whole life that all I would ever have is boys...I didn't want any minature me's... :-)

Teresa said...

Hi there. This is my first time visiting your site. Your kids are ADORABLE!!! I will say that 1 girl is quite enough for me. I was shocked when I heard I was expecting twin BOYS back in 2004, but God knew there was enough DRAMA in the house to last me a whole lifetime. My daughter was and still is a sassy little thing. I wouldn't trade her for the world, but she is definitely 100 % ME! Can't wait to read more about you and your adorable family.