Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pushing Boundaries

With both of my boys I was definitely not amused when they "pushed the boundaries" of what they were allowed and not allowed to do, but with Hayley, I have to admit it's a little different.  I actually find myself smiling and maybe even a little happy that she is pushing the boundaries.  Why?  Because it means that she is comfortable...she's at home.  She gives me that little smirk and does what I just told her not to do again and runs away laughing. You know...a typical two year old that wants to test every ounce of patience in you?!  So I guess I view this test a little differently this time.  To me it says that my little girl feels safe.  She knows that she can push the boundaries, end up in time out and that I will still love her.  So for right now, I can say that I am actually enjoying one of the more challenging parts of parenthood.  Ask me in a few months....I may tell you otherwise!