Tuesday, March 26, 2013

- where did all this sass come from -


Something happened to my child right around the time she turned three...slowly but surely, this little three year old has turned into quite a sassy thing. Sometimes it's funny, and cute...sometimes it is absolutely shocking (like this past weekend, when she tried to put ME on timeout, because I raised my voice at her. Yes, my three year old told me to go on timeout, and not to get up until she said I could...really?!?) and sometimes it is just plain exasperating, like when she sasses us if she gets mad or frustrated. 

I remember people warned me of this...how girls could be quite a handful...I just thought we had two, or four, or thirteen more years before we had to deal with the sass! I can tell you this...it's a lesson in patience. I always thought I was a pretty patient person...I have now learned that I have a lot to work on in that department. I love her fiery spirit. She reminds me so much of her daddy...that passion and fire was one of the things I fell in love with him for. But just like her daddy, her fiery spirit takes a bit of patience to handle. And I know, once she grows up, I'm going to look back on this time, and realize that this little girl's sass was another life lesson...my lesson in patience.



10 comments:

Shannon said...

I have zero patience. And I have sass to look forward to? Oh boy!

thisisme said...

We're having exactly the same things with my little granddaughter, who was three just after Christmas. She really does try to boss us all around. Her little four year old brother is so placid! Let's hope that this is just a little stage they are both going through. I know that it's quite hard work for my daughter at the moment!

Christine said...

oh yes, sometimes I think we learn just as much as we teach when it comes to our kids :)

Leah said...

Oh girl yes. Girls are fun, but also require lots of patience. Sassiness overflows in my home coming from my daughter. Now a days though it's not to cute any more! :/
And she to gets it from my husband. But you're right it is a big lesson in patience.

Elita en Suisse said...

Oh yes, I remember when that sass first reared its head in my sweet little girl (also about 3yrs old). Now at nearly 16, it transformed into a lovely wry sense of humour. She came by it honestly, from me, so I can't complain. :-)

Cropped Stories said...

So I should proceed with caution then?! You've frightened me :o) This is what I have to look forward to? Oh no. Luckily for me, I've always had a fair amount of patience. I hope Livi doesn't test me though!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh but that little sassy pants is so stinkin adorable!! :) Love love love that picture of her!
I'm afraid to have girls, I think boys are easier in that regard! ha!
xo

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Amy said...

Oh man. Word. All of it. THis week has been rough too. Thank god for wine.

Kathleen said...

Hi! I'm new to the blogging world! I love your pictures though! It's so cute that she has sass! Mine already has it at one!

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