Wednesday, May 21, 2008

She's trouble.

So Girly is putting us through some growing pains as she nears 3. With the boys I found this age to be incredible in every way, watching their personalities blossom along with their physical and intellectual growth spurts. And with our Girly it is no less incredible, but it seems to be punctuated with continual bursts of pushing the boundaries as far as they can stretch. Nevermind the snotty attitude that keeps rearing its head and the bratty tantrums that transform my sweet little girl into a tyrannical monster who's brothers alternately laugh at or run away from. Along with her 13 year old girl attitude (I say this because my sisters and I all acted like this at 13!) has come some other, almost funny, behaviour.
Spring has brought with it daily pants peeing, as she is too busy to take time out to pee. Or so I thought. Tonight Daddy took off her clothes in preparation for the putting on of jammies and pull-ups. She proceeded to sit on my bed and pee. Just because. After Daddy took her to the bathroom and sat down to discipline (talk with her) her, she sat on his knee and peed a little more. She didn't really like what he had to say, so... pee. What do you do with that?
On the funny attitude side, she keeps doing something that drives Daddy nuts. She stands with her hands on her hips, sticks out her bum at you and chants, "Shake your little flubber booty!" (remember that movie?) Then she punctuates that with forceful hip shakes as she grunts, "UH, UH, UH!"
Now we all have been laughing at this, especially her brother's who taught it to her. But Daddy finds it extremely distasteful and has asked her repeatedly to stop. Therefore, she does it more often with great defiance and more emphasis on those hip thrusts. Nice.
I could regale you with stories of her many tantrums and how easily she can make the Monkey boy run crying, but I will spare myself the torture of remembrance. I just hope that this is a quickly passing phase and that we can enjoy three as much with her as we did with her brothers. Funny girl.
Oh, if you are interested, I have another layout up at Immortality Art.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, my...the PEE STRIKER. We have one over here occasionally. I have found 3 very challenging with my girl. I'm hoping 4 is the winner!

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  2. Well, you know that I have no idea about these phases, but I'm still pretty sure you'll look back and laugh :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, she's a feisty one, isn't she? I suppose she has to be in a household of all boys.

    Laski is right - you will look back at this and laugh. Soon, I hope (meaning, hopefully this phase will not last very long...!).

    Heidi :)

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  4. She sounds like a hoot!

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  5. My son went through a weird peeing phase right around 3 too. He'd pee on the bathroom floor just because, rather than going to the toilet. Or once in my little toilet paper roll tower thing. And on his bedroom rug, too. Just because. He couldn't explain it, but he did eventually get over it.

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  6. My son went through a weird peeing phase right around 3 too. He'd pee on the bathroom floor just because, rather than going to the toilet. Or once in my little toilet paper roll tower thing. And on his bedroom rug, too. Just because. He couldn't explain it, but he did eventually get over it.

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  7. Never had "defiant" peeing. But I didn't get my oldest potty trained until he was 3.

    as far as the "girl" attitude. The boys didn't have the "sass" at this age, but my girls are easier to decipline then they were.

    Kids can just be weird. ;)

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  8. Sounds just like the girly at my house.....I feel your pain. I so feel your pain. AND we are in big trouble in 10 years.

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  9. OH I feel your pain as well!!!

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  10. She makes me laugh...cuz she's not my kid. My almost three year old is alternately as sweet as pie and driving me crazy.

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  11. I have long thought that 3 is harder than 2. Good luck, m'dear.

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  12. Yes - these kids are a handful and always doing something to try our patience - fun isn't it?!

    Have a good afternoon - see you - Kellan

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  13. while my 3 yr old little guy is no stranger to tantrums, we have definately hit a new variety, i feel your pain....uh,uh,uh (imagine hip thrusts)
    sorry couldn't help it!
    just stop that before she's old enough to where a bikini...as chris rock says keep em off the pole!

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  14. Hey - thanks for coming by tonight - have a good Friday - see you - Kellan

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  15. That's the hardest part about disciplining them when they're young..they do and say things that make you laugh! How are they supposed to take you seriously when you can't keep a straight face. sigh. smile.

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