Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Unsinkable Molly Vaughn

We all know kids are little sponges. But, boy does my Molly take it to the extremes. This sweet 3 1/2 year old can hear something one time and sooner or later I will hear it repeated. It will not always be repeated back to me, it may be to her little brother or someone else.  She is also head strong and opinionated. Very opinionated. Very head strong. Not really sure where she obtained these qualities, but I am sure there are many of you that could hazard a guess.


Molly's favorite thing to say these days is "I do it all my byself!" And she means it. She gets very upset if you try to help her do anything! She will also challenge you. She will take anything you say to her and turn it right back around on you. She will push you as far as she possibly can. And stubborn? Oh my. She once sat in time out for over 20 minutes because she wouldn't apologize to her Godmother for hitting her. When, finally, I let her out of time out to go to bed, she waited until I walked out of the room, out of earshot, to hug her Godmother and tell her how very sorry she was. Stubborn I tell you!


Molly is my middle child, 4 years younger than Abby and 17 months older than Zach.  However, she acts much more like an oldest child. She is dominant, commanding, over bearing as well as caring, loving and tender. She has the amazing ability to switch from one of these traits to another in the blink of an eye. I sincerely hope the man she ends up with one day is up for the ride, because just being the Mom of this child is quite a wonderful roller coaster of emotions and challenges.


This past weekend Molly had Bethanie (age 6) convinced she could put her in time out. On more than one occasion Julio and I would have to intervene when we'd hear Bethanie crying. When we'd inquire as to what was wrong, she'd tell us Molly was putting her in time out. We had to explain to Bethanie that Molly could NOT put her in time out. I really don't know if Bethanie ever did fully believe us. THAT, my dears, is the power and assertiveness of this little 3 year old!


A year or so ago my Mom and I were in the library and she spotted a book entitled, "Raising your High Spirited Child". Mom suggested I would need that sooner or later. Well, it's time.  But for all the battles with her, all the struggles, she just makes me laugh. She is bright, inquisitive and is so quick to figure things out (well, except how to "poopie" in the potty!). It's going to be quite a ride raising this child, but I look forward to (almost) every minute of it.



8 comments:

Mandy said...

OH, and this is also the child that during naptime the other day convinced her sister to open the window, tore the screen and snuck out of the house. and back in the house. and back out of the house...

Yikes. I am truly in for it, aren't I??

Kim said...

Hmmm, yeah, you are in for it, but you're also in for all the really amazing things she accomplishes because of these things.

Jay said...

She sounds like a pushy broad. LOL ;-)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Sissy is the same way! We call her "Bossy Bear". LOL!

Jetsa said...

Hahahaha is she related to my child too? He rather go to sleep screaming and in time out than apologize for something he obviously knows he shouldn't have done. And tell him no or scold him. You can see the rage in his eyes and little ***** won't cry in front of you. He goes to his room and starts crying there.

But this characters provide lots of entertainment, let's get them together sometime and see who survives!

Matt-Man said...

My kid is a sponge as well. He remembers everything unless it pertains to school. Cheers Mandy!!

Darkwulfe said...

Molly is so cute! She has an amazing personality and strength of character that will prove to be...interesting...for lack of a better word...during the raising years...but will prove to be invaluable when she reaches adult years. You have done a great job with her!

Iris Silk said...

Molly has the amazing ability to ALMOST convince you she is innocent when you SAW her do something. I think she has a bright future as a politician! She is a delightful child. Mom (Nana)