I love K- dearly. She's generally a pretty happy kid. She can be a whiner when she wants something (we're working on breaking that), but generally a pretty delightful kid.
Insert the return to school.
She loves school. She loves learning. The child thrives on structure. She is a strict rule follower and delights in a job well done. She fell off the schedule wagon during Christmas break, though.
Oh, dear me.
She has gotten her whine on, has been overly consumed by the crabby appleskins and has regressed to the drop and flop again. She's lost TV through Saturday and her DS yesterday. She's also earned going to bed 15 minutes early the last few nights.
I think that finally something clicked, because while this morning was starting out rough like the previous two, she pulled it around and it was all good.
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
When she hits a growth spurt, she tends to fall apart. She does this on the year and on the half. Still, heaven help the nerves that I have left. Geeze o' Pete.
If you have school-aged people in your house, how are they holding up? (Preschool and home school do apply!)
Smiles in my day:
- Though my sleep wasn't so great last night, it was far better than the night before. I suspect that I know the reason, which is just something that is going to have to wear out.
- Crock-pot dinner from last night. Yum. The Stonewall Kitchen Italian Dipping Oil was wonderful for searing the pork chops. Delicious!
- Fluffy, lightly falling snow.
Have a great day!