Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Challenge

When people tell me that 3 is harder than 2, they are.not.lying. 

I didn’t believe it when Mia turned two, but the closer we get to the big THREE, I am a believer.  She is very sweet one minute and the next a complete mess.  She is trying to assert her independence ON.EVERY.ISSUE.  Whether it be potty training, clothes to wear, what to eat, how much to eat, where to sit, etc. it’s always a battle.  I have said it from the beginning that she has a very strong will (which is mostly a good thing), but unfortunately for her, she has a momma with an even stronger will :)  Everything is “MINE!” or “NO!” or “That’s MIA’S!”  She may have a mild hearing loss, but she acts completely deaf when I try to correct her.  She could be sitting 2 feet away and act like she doesn’t hear one thing I’m telling her.  Oh, this is gonna be fun! HA!

With the way it is looking now, we will be in a full on battle during the teenage years.  But guess what? I’m momma and momma wins.  I know it will be hard, but parenting IS hard.  From the famous words of my mom’s mouth:  It would be easy to let her do what she wanted. It’s hard to discipline your child. I am NOT here to be her friend.  I am here, first and foremost, to be her mommy.  To guide her and shape her, to discipline her and to lead her down the right path.  It may be a hard journey there, but I’ve got my eye on the prize=her future. 

I love my lady so much that I want THE VERY BEST for her, and if that means she can NOT stand me during the teenage years, I’ll take it!  And?  That must mean I’m doing something right :)  I wasn’t my mom’s number one fan when I was a teen either, but now she is my very best friend and I am so thankful for the way she raised me.

If I was privileged enough to receive this precious gift from God, the very least I can do for Him is to raise this child up to be a God fearing, God loving, respectful human being.

Mia Camille Huff, I love you more than you will ever know.  You are my precious gift from above and I promise to raise you up in the way you should go!
“You don’t understand it now, but when you get older and have kids, you will understand!”-Mom
I DO understand now.  Thank you mom for drilling that into my brain :)
What age do you think was the hardest?  Any tips for tackling the 3’s without losing my mind?


SassyCassie said...

I am sticking my fingers in my ears and saying "la, la, la, la!" I don't want to hear that three is worse. ;P

Jillian said...

I'm so not looking forward to teenage years with my girls! Drama, PMS, Yikes!