October 23, 2012 in Kidlet & Me
This was fun. Made these billboards of Tash on the Photofunia app on the iPad but you can do it on their website too.
Out family tea was rain checked on Saturday literally as the weatherman predicted rain. As it turned out he was wrong but we are going this coming Saturday instead. On Sunday we met mom at the Noordehoek farm village for brunch and then Tash and I came home and spent a quiet afternoon reading and chilling. It was so lovely just to spend quiet time together.
We’ve been sparring a lot recently. Everything seems to turn into a negotiation or flat out refusal on her part. I say black, she says white. It’s exhausting! It’s such a tough place to be keeping the boundaries in place while allowing her some independence and choices.
I’m living in a constant state of
teen tween mood ambiguity. She’s sweet and challenging, flexible and stubborn, helpful and lazy, kind and otherwise, loving and obstinate, clever and purposely obtuse, independent and vulnerable.
From one moment to the next I’m not quite sure if I’ll get Sweet Tash or Tween Tash? Navigating these shades of grey is a whole new parenting journey.
All tips welcome.