September 9, 2012

lesson learned

I had one of those "oh my god, is this really happening, and not in the good way" moments this morning. While attempting to get ready to go out, Gia decided that she was most definitely not going to put on clothes and had a royal effing meltdown. I tried to talk to her, tell her where we were going and how much fun she would have. When that didn't work, I tried to reason to her and explain why we had to wear clothes. That too didn't work, so I resorted to bribery. This child didn't give a shit what I was offering and maintained that she wanted to be "naked baby". Then I comforted her, and wiped away her tears. That's when I realized WTF am I doing attempting to reason with a baby. I sounded exactly like all those parents that drive me friggin nuts; talking to G in the same annoying manner I swore I'd never use. She's a baby, I'm the parent, and she's gonna bloody well put on her clothes. So she did, and within a few minutes the waterworks ended and off we went, her with a cute outfit, and I with a splash more empathy and a less judgmental attitude towards others parenting.

cardi: JoeFresh
tank: H&M
jeans: True Religion Stacey jeans via (worn again here)
shoes & bag: Little Burgundy
necklace: gift from Kim
bracelet: World Vision
sunglasses: Boathouse

3 notes:

kim. said...

that bag is so fun

vanessa said...

your summer lightened locks looks like you've had such an amazing summer at the cottage:)

jen@closetrivalry said...

It's been the perfect summer. I think we've missed 3 weekends since the beginning of May!