Have you ever noticed that many of the things that really bug you in your kids' behavior are the areas that they are most like YOU!????
Poor Littlest Princess. She is her mama all over again and it drives me NUTS!!!! : )
My mom used to send me to clean my room and find me an hour later engrossed in a novel I found under my bed.
Mrs. Hall, my fourth grade teacher, lovingly called me her little "absent minded professor." I could never go out to recess because I would be stuck inside finishing the art projects everyone else finished long before the bell rang.
I really frustrated my dad. He used to say I was "slower than a seven-year itch."
I've always been slow, deliberate, dreamy, and so easily distracted.
And now I'm paying for it! That little sweetheart of mine will go upstairs for shoes while the rest of us are waiting in the car to go somewhere, and I'll have to come inside and hunt her down because she wandered into the Family Room and started watching cartoons.
Shoes? What shoes?
"I'm sorry, Mommy. I got dis-twacted!"
(Side note: She has made such huge strides in her speech work. The only problem sound left is "r". I know it is a good thing, but I'm going to miss her sweet way of saying things when she gets it all fixed.)
Genetics are amazing! I think God uses her on a daily basis to keep me humble and to remember how easily I get distracted. I'm really working on it.
Oops. I planned on going to bed an hour ago. What am I still doing on the computer? I'll go to bed after I check email and Twitter and ...