Tuesday, November 15, 2011
the diva's BACK
THEN... she learned two words, "no," and "mine." With the advance in vocabulary has come all the 'tude and will that first plagued my newborn baby. Only now, she can walk, shake her head, and knows to run from me when she's not interested in what I have to say.
The above picture is from her buddy, Annie's, first birthday party this last weekend. I wish I could show you a photo of sweet Annie investigating her cake but my camera battery was dead, unbeknownst to me. Lakin was pretty well-behaved but she did want to take Annie's new toys, and she did think she needed to be right there next to Annie the entire time she opened presents, and she did feel the need to take the shape sorter from the littlest baby in the room and screech, "no," as she did it.
Ah, this is when the real parenting starts. Seeing your own child's sin is a bit heartbreaking. It's in us all, but you like to think your kid might be immune.
But she's not. So we begin the process of teaching her right from wrong and how to treat others. Character building. It's a life long process. I have a feeling God's going to build our own character as we attempt to shape and influence our daughter's.