Quiet moments with Azita can be few and far between. So while I wished she would have slept in with Ada and Payman, it wasn’t so bad she got up with me around 7:30. I like the quiet house to myself, but she needs some quiet time with me.
We sat down on the couch and I told her we were going to say our prayers together before anything else. She is going to be quite the advocate for herself.
Yesterday I really lost my temper with her. If I don’t eat protein and just carbs my blood sugar goes weird and I have a really hard time holding my temper.
I yelled at her much louder than a kid deserves, that’s for sure.
She tells me, “You just have to say a prayer and calm down momma. Kids are real people.”
She must hear me and Payman talking parenting stuff in the car (the only time we ever have to talk!) about how we see kids treated or something. But good for her. My ego can take it. I’m glad she sticks up for herself. When I say something even a little exasperated to Ada, like, “What IS it Ada? I wish you could talk already!”, Azita will tell me “Don’t talk to her like that. She’s just a baby, momma. She doesn’t know.”
So anyway, we say down and read this prayer:
He is God! O God, my God!
He is God! O God, my God! Bestow upon me a pure heart, like unto a pearl.
I asked her what a pearl was and we talked about it and she loves that. She loves explaining things and learning new, science-y things.
I told her that, like the oysters, we have to take the gritty rough sand like when we don’t feel good or I lose my temper or Ada is bothering her and make a beautiful shiny pearl and be kind and nice and pure anyway.
Then she wanted to explain something to me and add to the conversation, I think.
“Momma, do you know what sillies are? Sillies are things in my body that just make me have to move my arms and legs.”
Awww. Last night we kept getting frustrated with her for jumping around and not being able to keep still.
If any parent out there has mastered not getting frustrated and normal child behavior when you are tired of loud noises and action, please tell us the secret.