Friday, March 27, 2009

100 Word Challenge -- Myself

For Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge this week I produced a bit of nostalgia -- the memories of raising independent daughters -- that stubbornness that turned to determination in all three of my daughters which seemed to have served them well as they pursued education, career --- life.


“Do it myself,” were the words used by my two year old as she pulled her shoes out of my hands and flopped on the floor to stuff her chubby socked feet into her boots.

I watched trying not to look at the clock because I had started late getting her ready. We went through this battle regularly. I know she wants to do every thing on her own. Why had I pushed her so, why hadn’t I kept her a baby?

However, as I watched her determined face I felt a certain pride knowing it was that determined stubbornness that was going to carry her far in life.

4 comments:

Momisodes said...

Oh Patsy. Leave it to you to capture such an everyday moment as parent with a toddler so beautifully. I feel like live this scenario daily.

I hope that my daughter's stubbornness will carry her gracefully through life like it has for your daughters.

Hootin' Anni said...

Yes indeed!!!!! And if you want my opinion...the independence you instilled in her was the best thing you did [besides giving her love of course]

Excellent post.

LceeL said...

Do it myself - my #2 son's mantra when he was a toddler. that and his refusal to eat anything yellow - or eat off of anything yellow - or drink out of anything yellow. We had Tupperware. Yellow Tupperware.

We bought some Red.

Velvet Verbosity said...

I swear Alba's first words were "I do it!". She wanted to everything herself from the time she hit the table in the delivery room.