leotard: Alice & Ames
these past few days Zo has tried my patience like none other. the main cause of it is most likely due to lack of sleep on both our parts. for some reason she's been waking up around 1-2am and not going back to sleep till almost 5am. then she's up for the day usually by 7:30am and still refuses to take a nap during the day. i literally do not know how she functions on so little sleep. also, why do kids not understand how amazing naps are?!? moving on-- her little 3 year old attitude has been out in full force lately and half the time i have no clue how to respond, cause it can be so stinkin' cute & funny but also super annoying when i have to repeat myself 1,000 times to get her to do one simple task. one of her new favorite phrases is "no mom! you DON'T say that word!" what word is she talking about? i have no clue, i think she just means i shouldn't be telling her what to do/reprimanding her. the other phrase is, while referring to me telling her she can't do something: "but mom! it's not a big deal or anything!" sigh... it's a daily battle trying to decide how to react to these situations and i know they are only going to get worse as she gets older.
long story short-- toddlers are confusing and make little to no sense but are also fascinating & adorable to watch and learn from. as hard as it is i really need to take my own advice as it comes from her secondhand: "mom, just calm down and slow down."
happy almost weekend everyone!