Yesterday, I posted about our Spring Break on a Budget goal this week. Today's adventure, so far, has been a morning at the playground, followed by a packed lunch and Menchie's frozen yogurt. I am pooped. If you could, picture the most outgoing person you know - someone who isn't afraid of anything, always wants to try something new, and has no fear of getting hurt. Now, multiply that by 10 and you have an idea of how my daughter is at the playground.
She is my wild child.
I did not get any good pictures really worth posting today because most of my time was spent chasing her around and making sure she didn't get kicked in the head by kids swinging, or fly off a slide, or fall from the highest tower, or miss a step on the rock climbing wall and tumble down.
I basically saved her life numerous times today.
Do any other moms with little girls notice that, most of the time, it's a battle of who has the strongest will? If I tell her to stop doing something (like kicking her brother while in the car), she will stop, but will usually let out a loud yell just to be the one with the final say. And then I'll usually reach back and spank her on her leg and say "No!" very firmly. This goes on for 3 or 4 more rounds until, usually, I have to give up because I'm just steaming mad and at my wit's end! She will, however, stay quiet and still for a while after these episodes...but I just cannot figure out how to make her submit and respect me as her Mommy when it comes to disciplining her. I don't want to get all psycho and scream and go crazy on her little bootie...but do some kids just need that? Help, please! Anyone with similar experiences with their children, please share any advice you may have for me.
Anyhow, I spent a total of $3.84 today. Lunch was packed from home and the playground was free, so we only spent $3.84 on the yummy frozen yogurt at Menchie's.
It was a fun, and tiring, morning out!