Actually she has the brain of some young adults. The problem is she is 5 and needs to go with my flow.
My 5-year-old is stubborn as I don’t know what! She is all about comfort. I know she is not going to be one of the “beauty is pain girls.” She just doesn’t believe in being uncomfortable for any reason.
Anyway, this also goes with being hot and having on too much clothes or feeling like she can’t move or behave normally. No matter how I dress her or tell her what to put on, she always has a hot, itchy uncomfortable complaint. It is driving me nuts. I recently told her she no longer had the option of picking clothes. She is just going to wear it. Yea, wear it and make us both miserable the whole time. -__- I really try to hear her out, but this is getting ridiculous. But, she really IS uncomfortable. I don’t even know how to dress her these days. She doesn’t like tights, stockings, legging, long-johns, anything on her neck or anything that makes her feel uncomfortable. That is like all winter clothes.! WTH. Please send some suggestions my way.
If I put on a scarf and hat, she puts it in her book bag because she is hot. If I zip up or tell her to zip her coat/sweater, she zips it half way because she is hot or it is choking her neck. If I tell her to put on socks that are not ankle socks, she says they make her feet hot. If I get in the car in the cold, she opens the windows or tries to complain for the whole trip for me to open it. Lawd help me. It is winter/fall and cold/chilly, this is the norm, stop it. No, you can not just wear a shirt and vest, no you can not wear short sleeves, no you can’t fold your hat like a toupee on your head, pull it down and cover your ears. I swear this has been a battle since the weather changed. I talk to her, I tell her she is going to get sick, I tell her we don’t get the flu shot so we need to be extra careful. Does this work? No. Now, she has had a lil cold/cough for like 2 weeks. You think she would even keep the covers on at night? Nope. This apt gets chilly @ night, we live by water. I have to get up a few times during the night to make sure she has her blanket over her body.
Well, guess who seems to have an ear infection tonight? Yea, Ms. Too Cool for School. Ugh. She has never had an ear infection. Neither one of my kids. They don’t get sick like that either. I am the bundle up mommy. I rather them be hot and deal with it. But, she won’t deal with it anymore. What am I to do? Suggestions? I am afraid that one ear infection will lead to many, they seem to go that way.
She is in my bed crying. Holding her ear, coughing in my face, and whining. I must get an appointment for tomorrow to get this dealt with quickly. She can’t sleep. She is waking up/getting up ever 5 minutes. I don’t want to put her in her room with her sister, because she will keep them both up. I will take one for the team and let her sleep with me.
Maybe this will make her understand that I was right? You will get sick if you are not dressed properly? I just asked her, wouldn’t you rather be itchy or hot? She said yes. Her ear is killing her and I don’t have any pain medication to offer. I can’t tell the last time I needed pain medication for my kids. I wonder if they will have it at the corner store, like Tylenol for kids? I really have no idea, you ever saw that at a corner store before? I am not taking her outside in the cold to find a pharmacy. I am going to check to see if I have anything in the house, maybe I have something I don’t even remember having. Off to the cabinet I go…