Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yes, it's come to this...

Day 2 in bed. I was originally going to post about how lame daytime TV is, but when I started to type, this is what came out.


Princess is off to Village Home again today, thanks to Rooster X. (Big thank you!!)

I must point out that this is a HUGE step for Princess. She is a very attached little girl and doesn't like to go anywhere without me. This is the second day that she has gone off without me. I am so amazed and pleased. I've always believed that when she was ready she would be able to do this. I have said, time and again, that you can't force independence. If you try to force it before a child is ready, they will cling more. We don't force it and look at this. No tears, no sadness, all happiness.

Go Miss Independent!

Perhaps tomorrow I will share the lameness that is daytime TV, perhaps not.

8 comments:

Frau said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! Yay for your little independent one! That is a huge step.

Rooster X said...

I should have taken a picture of the mysterious pair of hands talking to me from behind the door.

Shady Lady said...

No! Rooster X, you're not allowed to make me laugh.

Thanks, Frau!

Kelly said...

My baby girl was reticent to leave me until she had her first sleepover with Grandma. Now, I am chopped liver.

Lisa said...

Princess sounds like a 7yo I know...thank you for reminding me that independence takes a little longer in some children. I'm sorry you are still in bed, get better soon.

Fiona said...

good for princess! daytime tv sucks? there goes my image of how wonderful it would be to sprawl out on the couch all day long watching tv....

Such Lovely Freckles said...

And she did so well too. :) Get better, will ya?

Anonymous said...

Shady Lady,
I totally agree with you about the independence thing. The "right" time is a very individual thing. One of my kids was born independent, another one gained it at the "traditional time" and my last child was a "late bloomer" as she didn't want/need *any* form of independence until she was 7 yo. Now I can't keep her home lol.

Hope your back is better SOON,
Gina