must come to an end. Well, last night ended in tears and a frowny face. We both were the cause of it. G was wired when I picked her up last night. She talked non-stop all the way up to the tears. I was begging her for silence. This is my part, I was grumpy yesterday and got busy in an organization project. I didn't want to have long conversations on who is bigger, older, younger or anything. I just wanted to organize my papers. G didn't get near the attention she deserved or needed and last night I couldn't give it.
So needless to say bedtime was a harried affair. I didn't get mad but she did have a melt down. I am tired because getting her calm still takes time. So we were awake longer than I wanted to be. This morning before we left I asked if she wanted to pay me tonight or right then. She chose right then, without tears she got her purse and pulled a dollar out. Then she watched what I did with it. I told her I would hold it until she earned it back. I am not sure how I am going to give it back because I need to break it down into change. She won't understand that.
She is half way to a smiley face today though. I was so expecting a melt down, being good for so long is very tough on a 3 year old. I told her I still loved her even on a frowny face day. I didn't make her watch me draw the face because I didn't want more tears. But I also will say, once she lost the smiley face, there was no leverage to get her to behave. So I am glad she didn't lose it this a.m. or tonight would be hell.