Do you have battles with your little ones that you just know you cannot win, or more that you do not have the energy to win? I am surprised at how a little person can win and make me back down. How can someone that is 4 years old make me buckle at my knees sometimes?
Over the weekend I had one of those battles with Keely. It is cold here now in Sydney. We did have some sun on saturday to kick off our weekend, which was lovely after all of our rain. Keely insisted she wore her thongs.
Her argument to me was that she had not worn them for a long time. Of course I tried to explain to her that thongs are for summer when it is hot and your feet will not get cold. I know she knows the different seasons and what they all mean for the temperature. But this was a battle I could not win without showing her and proving to her that you cannot wear thongs in winter.
I have no doubt this won't be the last time she pulls those thongs out for winter. I feel we have to choose our battles. This one was one I knew would not hurt her and really was doing me no harm. In the end she really won, (if there are any winners), as the morning was beautiful. It was cold, but with the sun beaming on her bare feet she was not cold.
Keely = 1
mumma = 0
Do you have battles you do not want to play?
I am playing one today. Keely has dress as your favourite book character. She had no dress ups, just a pair of wings and a wand. She wanted "real" dress ups. Off we went to the toy store, where I tried so hard to get her to want the feather wings to wear with her gorgeous pettiskirt, but she wanted cinderella. Mum said yes while wiping the tears, and then said on one condition, they are only worn at school for dress ups, for parties that have a theme for princesses and at home.
Keely = 2
mumma = 1
She looks beautiful, my princess.