A Little she's-so-close-to-easy child update on Duckie

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tiredmommy, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm posting this here because she hasn't been very difficult child-like this summer. Really. She's done really well recently despite fighting being overtired from too much fun, lol. She's still ***too*** clingy for my liking (doesn't like me out of her sight) and rather scattered (but she's sleep deprived too). But she's mostly doing well. She even seems to be able to adjust her attitude fairly quickly when pointed out to her.

    So... she's been having fun. Went on vacation with husband & I to spend time with her cousins from out-of-state. Been to the drive-in a few times. Has had friends over to play and swim. Went to friends to play & swim. Had sleep-overs. Loves her new frogs, even though we discovered that they are, in her words. (gulp!) "married". She's played with her friend from AZ: they use the audio from Skype to talk and go on Build-A-Bearville together. She plays her DSi, listens to music on her Nano, is currently reading two books and has been drawing in her sketch book like crazy. Her room is trashed, lol. She been preparing her own lunch and breakfast most days.

    She started rehearsals this week in a local company's production of the Wizard of Oz as a munchin and hopes to get a second role as a flying monkey. This is good because she has been very self-conscious about singing in front of others. She decided to stop cheer... said it wasn't fun anymore and the only thing she liked about it last year was wearing the uniform to school on spirit day. She's still swimming and she's decided to try dance again. Tap, specifically. She's looking forward to learning viola this year for orchestra. She'll be a Junior Girl Scout this year.

    She's doing vacation bible school this week and goes to girl scout day camp next week. She'll go to art camp the following week.

    I don't know when we got to this point. But lately she's been passing for normal or even above-average. I'm happy (for now). :thumbsup:
  2. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Way to go, Duckie! Keep it up, so proud of you!
  3. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    TM, this is wonderful news!

    The clingy thing.....you will miss it someday - trust me!
  4. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What a wonderful update!! Let her know that this Board Aunties is proud of her good behavior and of all that she is learning and accomplishing. She is growing up to be an exceptional young lady.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks R & W! You know, she's probably going to have one heck of a blow-up today once the board curse gets ahold of her! :hammer:
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    NO! NO! No blow-ups! I'm so glad she's having a good summer, TM.
  7. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    Rattling beads to prevent the board curse!!

    I'm so glad duckie is doing better!!
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sounds like quite the *gasp* normal pre-teen girl to me!

    Now....when can I come get the bed she promised me?
  9. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'll probably re-do her room next summer....
  10. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah Duckie-----and yeah Mom---you've done a good job!
  11. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    :DGreat News !!!!!
  12. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    She's back!!!!
    The board curse has struck again! She has become rude & sullen since Friday. We attended a parade party yesterday and she never even acknowledged the other children, was difficult and demanding while attending a local field day event, took over 3 hours to do 20 minutes of tidying in her room today and was so mean to my neighbor's daughter that the girl left in tears within a few minutes of arriving. She's lost her DSi and computer privileges and has very limited television privileges at this point. She seems wound pretty tight now, like she needs a good cry or something. She knows she will be blocked from attending one or both of the parties she's been invited to for next weekend if the behavior and/or attitude continues. I'm really glad she starts art day camp tomorrow so I'll have a break from her...

    Her world has just gotten very small...
  13. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Darn! I was just about to post how great it was and that I was a little teensy envious, since Missy has been falling apart for a few months now. I'm sorry things didn't go well this weekend, but I'm sure things will improve. She's a good kid!
  14. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks, Loth. I know this doesn't seem like terrible stuff, just kind of low-level difficult child. But it is constant. We've had a non-stop bad attitude since about 7:30 on Friday night. It's the sort of stuff that wears you down, Know what I mean?? Sorry to hear about Missy. I hope that she can do better quickly. {{{Hugs}}}.