Anna June is always in the midst of a bunch of phases that are, well, challenging. But last night she went back for a while to being the sweet, sweet girl that she is.
Monday night there was whining. Tuesday night there was acting out and meltdowns when punished, followed by my less-than-brilliant idea of letting her (possibly temporarily) sleep in my bed - sleep seemed the only option. She slept so hard, and after so much Sprite, she peed in our bed. The steam-cleaner cleanup, of course, was left to her dad, and he did a good job.
So Wednesday, she was back to her sweetest self. She is getting excited about the possibility of a big-girl bed. The valentine cards we ordered came, along with the color-your-own mailboxes I ordered (with her teacher's permission) for her class. We stopped by to pick up aluminum cans from Connie and Tim for the Can Jam promotion going on at school. We went home and made dinner, baked (pre-measured cookie dough) cookies, and washed dishes. We finished her homework and got her stuff set for school.
Through all of this, she was an angel. I really hope this phase lasts!
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