Today, after a long week of combat with mini-me, we had a wonderful afternoon without the taint of nasty words, timeouts or a battle of wills.
We climbed into bed together read stories, chatted then settled down for a little snooze.
Perhaps it's because I'm with her all the time being a SAHM, maybe it's because we have similar personalities, but we can really get to each other. Patience and constant communication are the only weapons I yield.
Three things I try to remember when it comes to Katie:
- Show her the respect I want her to show to me.
- Don't be afraid to be wrong or apologize when I am in fact wrong - no one is infallible.
- Repeatedly tell myself "she's only 5."
My little cherub.