Saturday, July 4, 2009

Not a baby, but not yet a teen

Bless little Paige's heart...hormones have set in and I am afraid they are here to stay. We woke up excited about our Fourth of July and were talking about the days happenings. We were invited to a cookout from one of her dance friend's family and she desperately wanted to go. My mom and I, however, wanted to just spend the day together, us three. When we had a "family meeting" to discuss our day's plans, Paige didn't take it well. For the first time ever, she folded her arms, stomped her feet all the way to her room and SLAMMED her door. My mom and I looked at each other in utter amazement. You see, Paige has always been a very "go with the flow" kinda kid, easy to please and will do whatever. She stunned us by having such a strong opinion. I am afraid we have created this behavior, as we rarely "make" her do something she doesn't want to.

To make a long story short, she took a nap and when she woke up, she peeked out of her room and saw that I could see her from my room. She burst into tears and apologized over and over again for being so "difficult". Bless her heart!!! She came running to me with big crocodile tears and wanted to know if we were disappointed in her.

She is such a precious, gentle soul. She is full of compassion, kindness and laughter. I am afraid we are in for the rollercoaster, my friends. I was once a preteen and I remember the feelings and doubts.

Please keep our little sweet and sassy girl in your prayers as she goes through the changes that are inevitable. More importantly, please say a prayer that my mom and I make it through this phase with our sanity in tact.

We just love this little face!!! I mean, seriously, how cute is she???
Sassy Girl

16 comments:

Norah said...

I still think I am on that emotional roller coaster that began when I was a teen/pre-teen !
She is perfect in that picture. Perfect!

Courtney said...

Love the great picture. That is such a tough age, you guys will be in my thoughts!

Jodee Leader said...

Poor Paige! It is such a hard age! You will get through it just fine!

mommy24treasures said...

awww...

Gail said...

Well I love that sweet little sassy face...yes this can be a hard age sometimes. It comes and goes and you all will come through it!

Adele said...

That is such a difficult age but I know she will make it through it just fine. I can't imagine going back in time to that age. Prayers are with you.
As always, the pictures of her are absolutely beautiful!
Adele

Super Mommy said...

Uh-oh . . . pre-teen years are hard, but they are part of growing up. She still sounds sensible though - hopefully that will help get you all through this.

Love the picture Missy - don't think I've ever seen a bad photog of Paige - isn't possible!

a Tonggu Momma said...

She's a sweetheart and I know y'all will all survive it. Praying definitely helps, though! Or so my momma tells me... heh.

Kimi said...

Oh my goodness Missy....that photo is AMAZING! She is the cutest thing EVER! I adore that girl!

Kim

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she is adorable -- what a great photo! Some times emotions get the best of all of us, don't they! Take care and good luck! :)

Janet

elizabeth said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and I wanted to say how much I enjoy reading it it and seeing your wonderful photos! Your sister is so pretty and she sounds like such a sweet kid =) I was really impressed by how she got upset but then was able to come to you and apologize. I don't think I would have shown that kind of maturity when I was 10.

Sue said...

Oh boy. Alexa is only 4, but those days are gonna be tough when they get here!
Good luck! ; )

Sue

Colleen said...

Awe, I think that is actually a sweet story. I remember after my preteen outbursts I would pretend like they never happened and hope that no one said anything. I never cried and apologized! Paige is such a sweetheart.

That picture is gorgeous.

Sherri said...

Paige looks so sweet in the picture.

Even with those wild hormones she's a sweetie through and through.

3 Peanuts said...

GORGEOUs shot!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Yep.....hard to be upset with that sweet little face. Lottie is like that every day...wonder what she will be like as a pre-teen?? LOL