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.