AAAGGGHHHH! Dave and I are reaching that point way above our heads. You know, where your Mom used to put her hand up to her forehead or above, and say, "I've had it up to here..."
Katie has beveloped a really horrible habit whenever she gets into trouble. Which unfortunatly is happening with more frequency. Actually it's kind of allarming. I worry that any day now my precious Kate will turn into a big girl monster. I had such hi hopes for her. I really thought she was the one that just wouldn't ever get into trouble. My parents had one, and I'm pretty sure Dave's did too. So it's in our genes. She is this little Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde! During the day when there aren't any big syblings around she is an angle. Then in tazmanian devil style...the kids come home from school, you see her winde up and she's a whirling girl of naughtiness. All you can do is endure until bedtime. Thankfuly, so far, after a restful night of sleep she awakens sweet as can be. Wo wo wo be the day when she doesn't give me at least half a day of sweet Katie.
So what is the nasty habit you ask? She smile or laughs or both whever she gets in trouble. You have no idea how it gets your blood boiling when you are disciplining a child and she's looking you right in the eye and smiling or worse laughing! At first we were spanking her when she responded that way. We both thought it was just outright in your face disrespect or something. But does a three year old know how to be disrespectful? It was just so out of character for Kate. Soon we noticed she would hide or cover her face when ever she got in trouble. That's when we decided it must be a nervous reaction. Horrible as it is. And even though it gets our blood boiling we are trying to just ignore it. So pray for us to have patience. Heaven knows were going to need it!