Re: Chronically Unhappy 5 Year Old....
She gets more than half of all the time I spend with my kids. She demands it. My poor 2 year old is already lost in the shuffle and the baby is content enough now, but WILL be lost in the shuffle later. I work M-F until 5 pm. We get up in the morning and go through the routine. She is grumpy when she wakes up and grumpy if it's her turn to brush teeth first and grumpy when it's NOT her turn to brush teeth first.
I get home at 5 and she gets mad if I find her hiding spot too quickly. She is at my feet arguing the whole time I make dinner, she actually does pretty well while we're eating and then after supper she gets my whole attention.
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07
and M 8/10
and B 8/12