Boo has turned into quite a perfectionist over the past few weeks. If she doesn’t get a move at dance, she pouts. Misses pins at bowling, pouts (and this happens a lot since it is her first year and she tries to rocket launch the ball down the lane.) When she can’t sound out a word for a fun homework project, FREAKS OUT!!
Me: What letter makes a “lllllll” sound? (imagine the rolling of the tongue on this one)
Me: Try again, “lllllllll”
Me: One more time, then I will give you a hint “llllllll”
Boo: I don’t know…(water works begin)
Me: Honey it is okay, want a hint?
Boo: No, I just messed it all up (more tears)
Me: Honey everyone who is learning messes up, Mommy messes up too, all the time.
Boo: (and here is the kicker) But not 867 times!!! (tears, sniffles and hiccups ensue)
Where did she get that number?