My daughter is almost five years old. In fact, she is turning five years old tomorrow. You would think things would be easier for me now that she is five, she’s a little more independent, she is capable of doing some things for herself, and she can verbalize her wants and needs.
But apparently, it doesn’t work that way in my house. She is almost five and she requires a lot of my attention most of the time. She asks me about a million and a half questions a day about random things. Most of the time she asks me questions that I don’t have the answer to. Other times she asks me questions that I just don’t know how to answer to make it appropriate for a five year old to understand.
Lately more than ever she doesn’t seem to understand simple logic. She brings her Kindle Fire with her everywhere we go. It’s the first thing she asks for when she wakes up and it’s the only thing she asks to bring with her when we go on car rides together. She does know to limit herself from always being on it. But when her Kindle Fire drops on the floor while I am driving and she demands I pick it up, I just simply can’t pick it up while I am driving. So I tell her that I can’t because I am driving, she gets all mad and throws a fit in the car. It sure makes for a fun car ride let me tell you!
I am looking forward to when things get easier with her. I believed things would get easier when she could talk. But now that she is talking, it just makes it harder to get her to understand things sometimes. The only thing that is easy for me is that she’s able to tell me what she wants and needs.
Sigh.. this momma needs a break.