The past week, we've had a harder time than usual with Addison. By now we know she's extremely strong-willed.. But this last week we've had it a bit rough. Two nights ago I laid in bed and prayed that I could just accept her for who she is... Essentially my mini-me. She's exactly like me in 100s of ways, from the shape of her eyebrows to her need to scream to let tension out.
For those who don't know what it's like to have a strong-willed child, take this advice from me... Don't judge people who do. Until we had Sam we were convinced it was 100% our parenting that caused an unruly child. Now that we've parented two, we are 100% convinced it's not all us.
In an act of just getting away mentally I started reading some of my favorite blogs. And found this. Hope it helps someone else try to accept their kid too.
My heart goes to kindergarten