Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Where'd he go?

Aidan and I are struggling and I am not sure how to handle it. I can certainly say that it has caught me off guard. He's always been my sweet boy, aiming to please. Almost a little Eddie Haskell ("mommy, you look so beautiful in that shirt today.")

Lately, he's been challenging me. Not that I don't want him to think for himself and make a strong arguement. But that's not what he's doing. He's giving me attitude and flat out not listening to me. I don't get it. Is this a phase? Please tell me its a phase and not something that I get to work with for the next 10 years.

1 comment:

Heather Z. said...

I can't offer advice, but I can certainly empathize. My oldest is nearing 9 and she has been alternating between utter sweetness and a "my way is the best, you don't know anything Mom" attitude since she was about three. It's highly frustrating and hard to believe she was once our sweet little baby when she gets in that independent, defiant mode; but she still has so many sweet moments, and that reminds me that what she's going through is a normal part of growing up.