Tantrums At Dawn…

No one can ever prepare you for motherhood. The trials and tribulations it brings.

Last week Moo turned six. This was something she was really looking forward to, but since turning six I have non-stop shouted, screamed, banned things and generally lost my rag with her. No one can ever prepare you for that.

It is like a switch has gone, and the younger Moo has turned into an older diva. I can only put it down to one thing and thats the way she has been treated the past week. In fact she was so spoilt from family and friends, she received so many lovely gifts, its no surprise she has acted this way. I am guessing we are on the downhill slump. Receiving presents over two days was something of a goldmine for Moo, its the after effect thats not nice.

Moo’s attitude has become something I never wished my child to have. It is rude and obnoxious and I have to admit I blame that on school. Watching children in the playground talking to each other is like watching an animal life programme. Lions preparing for battle. The constant bickering and arguing takes it toll on children and they pick things up and then throw it back at us, the parents.

I am continually asking her, repeating myself to do things and I get a sneer back, evil eyes, and a remark of “you do it” Its like waving a red flag in front of a bull if I am honest! She is six?! When did she learn to be so disobedient? To talk back? I try, I really try to be calm but most of the time it ends in an argument.. I, me, the adult is arguing with a six year old?!? How is that possible?

These are snippets of my day, they are not all filled with moments of despair. My Moo is still there, she is most of the time a lovely little girl, one who will sit contently with me, hug me, kiss me at the school gates, say sorry {I mean really says sorry when she has upset me, from the heart} tells me she loves me daily. These are the moments I am clinging onto, the moments where she acts her age and not a double digit age bracket!



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