I am so scared of girls and puberty. If Lili’s attitude lately is a preview of her PMS hormones, shoot me now. There isn’t enough Zoloft in the world. As it stands, her actions and back talk today have lead to talk of canceling of her birthday party in April. She was invited to a sleepover this weekend and I’m pulling the plug on that definitely.
It’s amazing how she has all this energy and joie de vivre when doing what she wants but as soon as we tell her she needs to do the tiniest chore she’s suddenly dying of the bubonic plague and dysentery. This afternoon, she was fine to run around outside with the other kids- yet when we asked her to pick up the clothes off the floor of her room, she starts whining about how she’s been so sick all day, even at school, and how she just needs to lay down.
Mornings are especially tough, she seems to wake up on the wrong side of the bed more often than not. We have a rule at our house- if the girls wear a skirt or dress to school, they have to wear bike shorts or leggings underneath. It’s been like that since Lili was out of diapers, so it isn’t something that she’s not used to. This morning though, you’d think I was insane the way she ranted and raved at me for telling her to either change her dress or put something on underneath it.
She’ll be 10 next month. It’s going to be a long haul- getting through the teen years!