Of course, the independence and autonomy a 3-year-old has can be the most awesome thing about them, but also the worst. As a stay-at-home mom, I'm basically in a position where I'm constantly trying to keep a tiny and sometimes unreasonable being safe and this makes me feel like a nasty jail guard at times.
This last week has been particularly crazy; full of meltdowns, tantrums, demands that I can't possibly meet (some impossible, some completely unsafe), etc. This afternoon Aias sat me down and DEMANDED I draw while he played. He didn't want to watch, he didn't want to sit with me, he didn't even want to tell me what to draw, but he didn't want me reading a book and didn't want me washing dishes and didn't want me playing with him, he wanted me to draw. So instead of arguing, I drew.
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