Monday, July 02, 2007

Cute as a button,....

Sweet as Sugar.....












....Stubborn as an ox, and mean as a snake! :) I know you're thinking I'm being a mean mommy, but honestly, I love this little girl SO much -- but I can no longer hide that she has some faults --- dare I say it she has a sinful heart. We realized the stubborness some time ago, but as she gets older it is all too clear to us. When she wants her way, she wants her way and she expects you to follow suit. Just this weekend we went camping and she just wanted to run -- everywhere -- fast --- by herself. Well, its just not possible at a campground where she easily is running, then rolling down a hill. I decided to take her hand and we would walk. This was not her plan, she decided after we were walking for a while that she no longer wanted to hold my hand, she started pulling away, then realized that wasn't going to work, so she was trying to use her other hand to push/pry my hand off of hers, then she was leaning and pulling thinking she could get loose ---- all while letting out little mad screams, then she decided to just pretty much go limp on the ground. Some ladies were passing by and I said "She's 15 months, I really didn't think temper tantrums would start this soon" They kind of chuckled and gave me the "we've been in your shoes" nod. I haven't, Isabella never did this. And as for being mean, Ok, so mean as a snake is really harsh, but its the only catch phrase analogy I could think of. She actually cracks me up and I have a hard time not laughing as I scold her. She will reach out and out of the blue grab Isabella's hair, Isabella will yell, I will look and Amelia will be smiling like a hunter catching her prey. And then, if I give her goldfish (or peas for goodness sake) and decide to let Isabella have a couple, she yells and gives a dirty look. And if Isabella comes near her food, she pushes her away. Like I said, its kind of funny (now) to see her trying to push Isabella away from the possibility of eating her peas, but selfishness is rearing its ugly head. BUT -- she is still CUTE AS A BUTTON and SWEET AS SUGAR!!! :)

6 comments:

Barbara H. said...

You know, Amelia's pushing away your hand reminds me so much of what we do to our heavenly Father. When we want out own way we're unwittingly pushing away His hand of love and care and protection.

Becky said...

ADORABLE!!! There is no way that this cute little face could do those things!!! She is just way too cute!!!! Kiss the "little snake" for me. :o)

DeAnna said...

Barbara, so true! A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about her daughter and Isabella and how they will do some of the same things over and over and you'd think they'd catch on that they are going to get in trouble for it. Then we said the same thing you did, how frustrated God should be with all of us because we do the same thing to Him.

Michelle said...

what a beautiful picture! Yes isn't it "fun" when they start to exert their independence!

GLouise said...

What a beautiful picture. I can't get over those eyelashes!!

Laundry & Children said...

I sometime have to tell my 22 month old that he is lucky that he is as cute as he is with some of the behavior he has. Good luck! Some of us are there with you now. :)