It seems that little M has entered a new phase this week. For the past few days we have been subjected to an interesting phase…one of testing and trying. A not so enjoyable phase of tantrums and trouble.
Please, oh please, let it be a phase…
I don’t know if maybe everyone goes through these sort of phases with their children? She is cheerful and pleasant still, almost all of the time. She is only sometimes unhappy when she is in trouble. The rest of the time she is her usual self. Just with a good bit of testing thrown in.
It is those times of trouble that are baffling to me… The trying and the testing make me aware that I am not nearly as patient as I once thought myself to be.
I do NOT enjoy it. I miss my easygoing, sweet girl.
Maybe this is a school thing? Maybe the new changes have set her back a little? We have had many changes to our regular schedule lately, and school is a major one…
We are doing our best to remain consistent, loving, and firm. But I am really hoping this is a phase, and that this phase is very short-lived.