Can I just say this has been a really tough week? Last week our smoke detector went off right before Allison woke up and now she’s traumatized. This has happened before (Spiders in the detectors, OMG), but she didn’t act this way last time. She’s okay with them during the daytime, but at night, when it’s time for bed, she absolutely refuses to get into bed because the detector is right above her bed. Every night, it takes one to two hours to convince her that it’s safe, and it usually ends with me picking her up and placing her into bed, and I have to stay with her until she falls asleep. And I don’t know if this is related, but her behavior has drastically changed, too. She’s become a lot more disobedient, not listening to us and just generally being a grump. It’s probably just a toddler thing, but this has been one of the most challenging weeks of motherhood and I have no idea what to do at this point. Edit to add: Last night she climbed into her bed all by herself and went to sleep with no problems! There is hope!
I tell you all this to say that this month’s Kids Behind The Blog was done with a grumpy toddler that didn’t want to answer my questions. August is full of back-to-school stuff, so these questions are mostly school-related. Allison’s not school-aged yet, so I changed some of the questions around to ask about her toddler class at church. Some of these had to be asked multiple times, because each answer usually consisted of, “Nothing!”
1.) What was your favorite thing you did over the summer? “Playing outside!”
2.) What’s your favorite topic to learn about in class? “God!”
3.) Who is your best friend from school? “Nobody!” She then listed off a few of her friends and insisted that, indeed, they were not her friends.
4.) What do you want to be when you grow up? “A grown-up!”
5.) What is your least favorite thing about class? “Nothing!” I think she really meant this one, though.
That’s it for this month. This is linked up on Wife, Mommy, Me so make sure you check out other bloggers to find out the interesting things their kids say, too!