Tuesday, May 19, 2015

chocolate pudding and chicken noodle soup- the strong willed child

Miss Sweet P is always very vocal about her likes and dislikes. More so when she is sick and not feeling good. I found this especially true this week.





The chocolate pudding incident.

She woke up from her nap and asked for chocolate pudding for a snack. I was busy upstairs and told her she could get some out of the fridge. I heard her ask Elle to open it for her and Elle told her she couldn't and to ask mommy. Well, Sweet P didn't like this so she threw the pudding cup at her sister. Yes she threw the whole pudding cup at her! Of course this upset Elle. I asked Sweet P to come upstairs, it took her 5 minutes, she likes to do things on her own time. 5 minutes later, she appeared in my room and something was hurled across the room... the pudding. So we had a talk about what she was feeling when she did this. Happy, sad, mad. "A little of all of it" she said. We talked about how when she gets mad it is not OK to hit or throw things, to come talk to me about it instead. I told her to apologize to her sister. As she went down the stairs she said a very monotone voice, "sorry for throwing the pudding at you Elle". Thankfully, the pudding cup never came open or that would have been a mess to clean out of the carpet.

Chicken noodle soup.

This morning Sweet P. was still not feeling well. She did not want to get out of bed this morning. I had to pick  her up  from bed and help her get her clothes on this morning. She normally always wants to dress herself.  We stopped by the grocery store to get some chicken noodle soup for them to have for lunch at the babysitters. Elle and I were already out of the car waiting on her to get out.  I looked in and she had not moved from her carseat. I asked "Aren't you going to get out of the car?"  she replied " I don't like chicken noodle soup".  I said "Well you might not like chicken noodle soup but you still have to  get out of the car so we can go in the store." She slowly made her way out of the car.  Standing in the soup aisle, she must have decided she liked soup. She decided she wanted some Elsa soup. Of course everything is better with Elsa or Anna on it.




I love this prayer I came across from We Are That Family, on how to pray for your strong willed child. Lord knows I have two of them.

nd so I pray this over them, under them, before them and after them:
God,
You gave me strong girls.  They are a gift. You and I both know, this is a hard calling.
Please help me not to crush their determined spirits with all my rules and regulations.
You created them to color outside the lines, give me the courage to let them.
Channel their determination into purpose. Turn their stubbornness into pliable willingness to say yes to you.  Teach them to yield their steadfast spirit and help me to let go of what doesn’t matter.
I need help mothering:  Show me how to look past the attitude and see a pure heart. Lead me to look for the good and appreciate the crazy. Instead of controlling them, teach me to empower them. And instead of drawing a line in the sand and demanding my way, remind me that these girls are a whole lot like me.
- See more at: http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/01/how-to-pray-for-your-strong-willed-children/#sthash.XC4lt9T8.dpuf
nd so I pray this over them, under them, before them and after them:
God,
You gave me strong girls.  They are a gift. You and I both know, this is a hard calling.
Please help me not to crush their determined spirits with all my rules and regulations.
You created them to color outside the lines, give me the courage to let them.
Channel their determination into purpose. Turn their stubbornness into pliable willingness to say yes to you.  Teach them to yield their steadfast spirit and help me to let go of what doesn’t matter.
I need help mothering:  Show me how to look past the attitude and see a pure heart. Lead me to look for the good and appreciate the crazy. Instead of controlling them, teach me to empower them. And instead of drawing a line in the sand and demanding my way, remind me that these girls are a whole lot like me.
- See more at: http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/01/how-to-pray-for-your-strong-willed-children/#sthash.XC4lt9T8.dpuf
God,

You Gave me strong girls. They are a gift. You and I both know, this is a hard calling.

Please help me not to crush their determined spirits with all my rules and regulations.

You created them to color outside the lines, give me the courage to let them.

Channel their determination into purpose. Turn their stubbornness into pliable willingness to say yes to you. Teach them to yield their steadfast spirit and help me to let go of what doesn't matter.

I need help mothering:  Show me how to look past the attitude and see a pure heart. Lead me to look for the good and appreciate the crazy. Instead of controlling them, teach me to empower them. And instead of instead of drawing a line in the sand and demanding my way, remind me that these girls are a whole lot like me.

-Kristen Welch
You gave me strong girls.  They are a gift. You and I both know, this is a hard calling.
Please help me not to crush their determined spirits with all my rules and regulations.
You created them to color outside the lines, give me the courage to let them.
Channel their determination into purpose. Turn their stubbornness into pliable willingness to say yes to you.  Teach them to yield their steadfast spirit and help me to let go of what doesn’t matter.
I need help mothering:  Show me how to look past the attitude and see a pure heart. Lead me to look for the good and appreciate the crazy. Instead of controlling them, teach me to empower them. And instead of drawing a line in the sand and demanding my way, remind me that these girls are a whole lot like me.
Oh, and see what you did there.
- See more at: http://wearethatfamily.com/2014/01/how-to-pray-for-your-strong-willed-children/#sthash.XC4lt9T8.dpuf