Motherhood is a strange thing. It involves A LOT of work and at times require you to do nothing at all but watch. And closely at that. I say this because I find that a major part of parenting involves you to just watch over your child. It takes a whole day. In fact, it is every moment of the day now that school is out. Today Little Man is exercising his free-will of not having to shower since he does not have to be in school. I cannot believe how difficult this issue of showering/taking a bath is! Many a times I have to remind him repeatedly but today I decided to do something different. I told him if he doesn’t want to take a shower, then all his privileges like playing with friends outside and video games are out of order.
He seems okay with that. I found him playing by himself in his room.
I then thought to perhaps not offer him lunch unless he showers but decided against it.
Hmmm…so it is not working out. I suppose I just have to be okay with him not showered all day and just wait it out.
……just looking at him and wondering when the antics will ride itself out so things can be normal. But then again, what’s so great about normal?
bonus: If i can stand my 4 year old not showering for a whole day, i can face anything. ANYTHING.
hope you’re having a good monday!