Claire is into singing ALL the time-- which I love, I remember being exactly that same way.
Tonight we were walking and she was singing, "i'm sad today cause my moms says hey and is angry every day."
Yep-- Claire summed up our relationship as of late in her short song. She is in the mischievious, lying, peeing regression, can't find enough things to entertain herself stage-- I'm in the, I thought you were an independant four year old, that doesn't need managed every minute of the day. As a result-- many visits to the naughty spot and an angry mommy. I feel like I am ruining the relationship with the only child I have.
So tell me the tricks of the trade--
*How do you nip lying in the bud, while its little Innocent lies like I didn't kick all my dirty clothes under my bed-- before it gets to its not my crack in my purse.
*What are creative independent activities that a four year old can do-- with out being micro managed by mom-- don't get me wrong-- I like to do things with her, but seriously she's four and is very capable, and has been-- she' s all of the sudden needing told what to do every second of the day.
*It was November, two years ago when Claire was potty trained-- we have had relatively few incidents with her in the last two years. In the last month we have had at least one "accident" a week-- but I think its been more. I totally lost it last week on this one-- she decided to pee all over the fabric I had just got her to make a trick or treat bag in front of Janie's kids- ahhhh!
There-- three things you insightful, experienced mothers can share your wisdom on. Help-- I have to find happy mommy again.