Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Training a Girl

Just writing the title of this post I feel so much responsibility. My sweet & sassy Girl is in the midst of her Terrific Twos. She has been so emotional & sassy when she can't get her way. It has been a bit a struggle for me being that I am in the midst of my hormonal pregnancy.

The other day as I was painting my toenails as the kids were playing outside. My little Girl came and sat next to me. She explained so clearly that she wanted to be just like me & have her toes colored too!

We were suppose to be leaving soon to do errands so I explained to her that I would do hers later. The little girl would not let it go. Nicely & so sweet she expressed that she really wanted it done now!

We have been working on her expressing herself nicely. One, I was proud of her. Two, it dawned on me that I could make a special moment out of her request.
I realized that errands could wait and me investing in my daughter should not.

We had such a good time painting her little toe nails for the 1st time and I will forever remember it. She was so excited to show them off to her Daddy and Brother. I felt good that I was investing in her love bank. I was also making progress on winning her heart. I know in the future when she becomes older I want the chance to have her ear. In order for her really listen to my advice I need to have her heart!

Right now she is giving me her little toes and I will make sure to cherish them while they are tiny!


Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

This very same thing happened to me yesterday with my two year old! Crazy! I was trying to workout and she brought me nail polish...It was not a good time, but I realized I shouldn't be too busy to make her feel special and pretty. :) You and I both learned this lesson within a day of each other! Lovely pictures, and special memories.


Pegster said...

I don't have a daughter, but I think mother-daughter bonding time is so precious. Good thing you took the time to do something she wanted to do with her.

Love love love the pics.