My mom always said that I threw huge tantrums, my dad said in his wedding toast that if I wanted something I would say, "but I have wanted this my whole life" and my grandma told me that hearing me tell off my ex boyfriends relieved any worries she might ever have about me. I had a flair for the dramatic. I think I have a little me on my hand but with Ryan's coloring.
The other day at MyGym a mom rolled her eyes at Claire and called her Miss. Attitude, had we not been in MyGym I might have reacted differently but I just scooped up Claire and we moved on. All Claire had done was not want to play her oversized loud toddler. I feel ya Claire, I also sometimes do not want to play with certain people but now I don't get any lip [to my face] about it.
I want Claire to grow up and be her own person, who treats other people the way she wants to be treated and doesn't take any shit. I think we are on the right path for that and I am excited/nervous to navigate these waters with my sweet little person.
Send me your funniest stories about dealing with your children's strong personalities.