That girl.

My daughter has the ability to drive me completely insane. Both of my kids have such different personalities, and while my son will does not bother me (for the most part,) my daughter can drive me up the wall in a measly ten minute time span.

Is that the case with those of you who have more than one child? (Or maybe even your one child?) Are their personalities very different? And does one of them have the type of personality that can just get to you? Please tell me I’m not alone…

Now don’t get me wrong, I love her with all of my heart. She is funny and sweet and happy and generous and smart and a lot of other amazing things. In fact, sometimes I think that she’s very much like a part of me – the part that annoys me – and that is why it bothers me. I think that she and I have more in common than you’d think.

But just when I think I can’t take it anymore, she does something like she did last night. She told me she had a secret to tell me and delicately moved my hair away from my ear, tucking it back. She then whispered something completely un-important and not very secret-ey. Once finished whispering, she pulled my hair back over my ear and gently patted it down with her lovely little hand. “I just want to keep that between you and me,” she said, “so I closed the secret inside your head.” It’s times like those that make me remember the sweet little girl who used to cuddle up in my lap and pet my hair.

Of course, she then proceeded to tell me that she didn’t want me to sing her a goodnight song last night because my voice is “not that great.” Hmmph.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sara on 03/21/2007 at 5:05 pm

    wow….i can relate to this one!!!

    my kids both have their ways to get under my skin, but allie has been quite the “girl” lately. i’ve come to accept that the things that she does that drive me bonkers are things that i do. she’s definitly my “mini-me”!!!!

    i have a tougher time with allie than i do with davey, and with mike it is just the opposite. he and davey bump heads all the time…..


  2. Posted by E on 03/21/2007 at 5:09 pm

    Maybe it has more to do with being the same sex?? I’m finding that things are so different for boys and girls, regardless of what you do to nurture them and how youtreat them. We’ve tried so hard to keep things fairly “gender-neutral” on their upbringing, yet they naturally fight that and are drawn to “girl” things and “boy” things.

    Eh, but also, her non-stop talking drives me crazy. And it still would even if she was a boy.


  3. Posted by Sara's Mom on 03/24/2007 at 2:00 pm

    Okay, here is something that might be a real revelation. Sara used to drive me bonkers when she was a “young one,” it seems there is something to being a lot like what we do not want to see in ourselves there, but……….there is no one that I would rather be with or enjoy or love than YOU KNOW WHO!!!!


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