Monday, February 09, 2009

It Starts Early

This morning K, who really is normally a little pocket full of sunshine, was really whiny. Nothing remarkable had happened. She had enjoyed a full 11 hours of sleep. She is finally healthy. I couldn't put my finger on what was bothering her.

Finally I said, "K, Mommy is not going to listen to that whiny voice. Please pull yourself together and talk to me like a big girl."

Then she started sobbing.

"Sweetie, what is wrong?"

Through her tears she managed to say, "Sometimes...I know...I shouldn' my body...can't help it...It just makes me cwy...."

"Oh, sweetheart, I know! It is part of being a girl." I sat on the floor and rocked my crying baby girl and lamented that the crazy hormone/emotional war has already begun in her sweet little 4 year old body. I told her I often felt the same way and that talking or just crying it out usually worked for me.

Then she asked, "What do I do if it happens at school?"

As we talked through that and I rocked my crying girl, I felt more bonded to my daughter than I ever have before. Oh, sweet sisterhood!

It was over in a minute and she bounded out to the car, back in sync and ready for her day. Oh my, I had no idea this all started so early. Let the games begin!


Mindy said...

Let me be the first to say that I am so impressed with how you handled the situation.
I fear that I wouldn't have been so compassionate in our mad dash to get around and out of the house in the mornings.
Kuddos to you!

Jenna said...

Bless it! Poor girl - but I am glad she has such a great, understanding mama to cry to when the mood hits! :-) Hope you are having a great Monday!

Mrs. H said...

I had a "female" moment as well with my 5 y.o. daughter... she was parading around my bedroom in a pair of my high heels and asked me "When I'm older, can I wear your shoes? Can we share shoes?" :) Ah, the days ahead...

Erickson 5 said...

This post scares me. You handled it well but I can't believe the hormones start at 4 yrs old.

Malu said...

I always come around because I like your writings and your fully dedication to your family . God bless you and your lovely triplets, they are so cute !!!