Saturday, September 25, 2010
Lately, Finn (8) and Stella (3) have had a hard time getting along. Toys have been snatched, shoes have been thrown, words have been flung into the air recklessly. Finn has made it clear, on more than one occasion, that he is tired of all the girls in this house and that he needs to be treated like a "big kid" who gets to make his own decisions. Okay. Point taken. As long as love and respect are used in his need to take a stand for independence.
In the meantime, Stella wonders what is going on with her "big brutha". He has less patience than he used to. He plays with her sometimes and sometimes he shuts his door in her face and tells her to go away. And even though she knows how to get a quick reaction out of him when he's in a mood, she really just wants to be around him. She wants to play what he plays, watch what he watches, go outside when he goes outside. She even frantically tried to hop up on a skateboard the other day. She was convinced she could catch up with him.
So when he makes a demand for some Finn time...free of females and younger kids...Stella has to come up with other interesting things to do. While he's gone, she plays with his toys, hangs out in his room, and even wears his shoes. (she also likes to sleep in his t shirts now!)
Trying to keep up with big brutha is a tiring job. Apparently, she's got some big shoes to fill!!
(hang in there sweet stell. he will come around. he just needs time to be a big boy. and he loves you very much!)