OMG! Where did you come from???
...not sure why Moo gets to be queen???
Yes, yes, I know where they come from, but what about all the other weird and quirky personality traits they have? Where did they inherit those from? (I generally blame Hubby!)
Mr Pre-Teen hails from the planet of OCD and over the years we have had many a challenging ‘parental’ time (and when I say we, I usually mean ME as Hubby commutes to another state for work!)
He needed 5 minute warnings all over the place (and really, what mother EVER sticks to the 5 minutes? It took me longer than that to say goodbye!)
“5 more minutes, and we are leaving…"
“You have 5 minutes to pack away all your toys…"
“5 minutes until teeth time…"
”I have 5 minutes of sanity left!!!”
Thankfully, I LOVE his OCD now. He is organised, never forgets anything and his room is always neat! Although, I still have to shout the 5 minute teeth brushing warning down the hall every night!
Moo though, I think she snuck into our house through a fairy door that I have been unable to locate. My Chart began all because I would find Moo drawing instead of getting ready for school. I would send her to her room for her uniform and find her down in the playroom building a Lego house for the lady beetle she found in the front yard…when did she even go out the front???
Thankfully My Chart has improved her
‘getting ready’ skills. Only she does it on Moo time, not Planet Earth time,
but somehow we still make it out the door by 8.20am each morning. Moo doesn’t
care much for being hurried, she will get ready when she is ready thanks.
I do know where both my kids came from, a little from Column A and a little from Column B … and they balance each other out. Mr Pre-Teen can teach Moo how to be organised and Moo can teach Mr Pre-Teen how to chill out….
Love and nurture your kiddies as they are, and allow
them to teach you a couple of things.
We don't know everything, but they don't need to know that! ;)
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