Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Glimmers of a 5 year old...

I have one child starting the "terrible twos".  I have another one getting ready to leave them.  Don't let the name "terrible twos" fool you.  It's not just for 2 year olds.  I have compared notes with my mom friends.  Each year gets worse.  There is a consensus that age 4 may be the worse.  They don't throw tantrums with screaming and kicking.  Now they can reason, talk and cry.  But there is a glimmer of hope.  I have also heard from others that magical things happen at age 5.  Kids grow up!  They change.  They mature.  They listen.  I am eagerly waiting Laci's 5th birthday with very high expectations.  

Recently, I have seen glimmers of this maturity.  Laci has started to listen to us.  She has put away her dishes when I ask her too.  She has picked up her toys.  he picks out her clothes and gets dressed by herself.  She tried a bean Sunday night.  She even went to bed on her own the other day.  I know they are just glimmers.  I also saw her throw a tantrum because I wouldn't go to the bathroom with her the other day.  I was 10 feet away.  I thought she could handle it.  But I have hope.  We are only 2 months away from that magical 5th birthday!  I have hope.  

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