My daughter is 10 going on 35.
Lately, she’s been acting like a little mother to her brothers and it’s driving me insane. Heck…it’s driving them insane. She watches them like a hawk, looking for the littlest thing to mother them about. It’s like she wishes for them to do something wrong so that she can swoop in and mother them. And they hate it.
If they’re arguing, she tells them to stop and lectures them on why they shouldn’t argue. If they’re being to loud, she tells them to quiet down. She tells them when to say “please” and when to say “thank you.” She even put one of them in time out.
And here’s the thing…she does it when I’m standing RIGHT NEXT TO THEM. I’ll hand the boys something and just as I’m about to tell them they should say “thank you” she says it for me. I literally open my mouth to say the words and her voice comes out.
And it is what it is…except it’s getting worse. The more days that go by, the more she’s acting like she’s the boss. And then, the other day, she hit an all time “I’m the boss” high because she decided to start mothering me.
Look, I mean, I got it. The boys can be crazy. Especially the littlest because he is a wild card. You never know what he’s gonna do on any given day. For example…he knocked on my door the other day completely naked telling me he needed to get dressed. Wild card. But it’s hard enough to get her to stop acting like their mom. And now I have her trying to tell me what to do. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!
Retirement from motherhood on a beautiful tropical island is getting more appealing by the day.
In all seriousness, K is my buddy. And she’s this amazingly sweet girl who is turning into an adult much to quickly. So please…can we make the adulting by my 10 year old stop? Tell me how. Give me your wisdom. Or pass the wine. All the wine.