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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Love Your Funny Face...

What a busy week for Poppet. Lots of packing and shifting and catching up with family and friends.



All the changes and upheaval are starting to take a toll. She doesn't want to go to school in the mornings, just wants to stay by my side. My initial reaction has been to get cross and tell her she just has to go.



But yesterday, I took a moment to tell her I understood how she was feeling. I explained that I knew how scary and strange life is becoming but that the three of us are together and that's what matters most. I said that when you are worried the best thing is to keep busy. School is the best place for that.



She calmed down immediately and agreed to go. I little bit of empathy went a very long way!
When I picked her up, she was beaming. "Mummy, I had a great day today!"



I think we both learnt something this week. My little girl is growing up. Sniff.



"You fill the air with smiles For miles and miles and miles" George and Ira Gershwin.




J.



2 comments:

  1. well-handled. It's so easy to get annoyed by that kind of behaviour and then you remember it's just a small person feeling overwhelmed by a big world. That 3rd photo is priceless - such a cheeky face she has.

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  2. thanks annabel. it's such a challenge to do the right thing when these moments present themselves.
    my girl is so articulate and grown up at times, it's hard to remember she's only 6. just a baby!
    and i agree about that photo, she knows waaay too much for my liking ;)

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