Most every female knows of the incredibly unique relationship mothers and daughters have with one another. I have always known my relationship with my daughter will at several points make my heart swell and at other points make my heart ache. I will — without a doubt — be the friend that gets on her nerves more than most. I guess I just didn’t realize it would start so early.
Her hair. It’s getting so long so fast and it’s quite unpredictable. Some days there are curls and a perfect little shape, other days it is stick straight, hanging in her eyes and sticking out everywhere else. The bangs in the eyes is SO annoying to me. I mean seriously, do you think as women we are just born hating hair hanging in kids’ eyes?!
Many times a day I do a quick “drive-by” and sweep her bangs out of her eyes and, if given the chance, tuck her hair behind her ears. Just within the past week though she has decided that if that’s how momma likes it that is not how she wants it. She will literally pull her hair out from behind her ears and all but smack her head to get her hair back into her eyes.
Corey didn’t believe me until he saw it with his own eyes and this morning I was able to document the beginnings of our “mooooom, leave me alooooone!” relationship.
What do you all think she’s saying to me in that last little babble? Lucky for her she still has her own language. ; )
Do you all have things you did in-spite of what your mom wanted? What about those of you with daughters … are there things they insist on doing simply because you want it otherwise? This whole relational dynamic is so fascinating to me.
p.s. For whatever reason my Southern accent comes out in full-force when I’m talking to Charley.
p.p.s. One of my favorite Youtube videos ever of a little girl explaining to her mom what she plans on doing if the monster in the movie comes to her house. : )