My five-year-old seems to have a tug-of-war going on inside her for the past few weeks. I'm thinking maybe it's because she'll be going off to big girl school this month. She says she's excited, but then sometimes she'll say she's worried that the other kids will be mean to her. So I've noticed this epic battle going on inside her, where one minute she wants to be grown up and let the neighbor girls do her hair and nails so they can have a dance party and the next second she's crawling in my lap and asking me to rock her and pat her back like a baby. She usually doesn't have a shy strand anywhere in her DNA, but then all of a sudden she'll be hiding behind me when the pizza delivery man comes to the door. She's insisted on using her toddler fork and knife and a straw cup at the table and having pizza cut up into bite-sized pieces, and sometimes she tries to whine and point at stuff the way she did when she was two or three. She even wanted me to put her traveling Cheerios container in my purse again, which she hasn't needed in ages.
Have any of you seen this with your little ones? I feel kind of bad for her. Is there anything I can do to help the big girl win out?
Answer by But_Mommie at 6:56 PM on Aug. 4, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 8:53 PM on Aug. 4, 2013