Who can understand it??
No, really. I mean it. Who understands it and thus can help me with my daughter? Let's just take this morning as a "for instance". The bus comes to pick her up for school promptly at 8:22 am. Last week, I would let her sleep until about 7:45 if she didn't wake herself up. However, she began complaining vehemently that that didn't give her enough time to "feel like herself", so this morning I woke her at 7:30. She complained vehemently that I did not give her enough time to sleep. I guess tomorrow I will try for 7:37 and 30 seconds.
Next, since it's a bit chilly this morning, I suggested that she put on a jacket. "I don't have a jacket," she says. Hmmmmm, at last count I remember seeing about 6. "None of them are good," she says. Well, I'm not sure what she counts as "good", but I think I'd be happy with 2 Columbia jackets, 1 Old Navy jean jacket, 1 Gap poncho and 1 Gap hoodie.
I expected such excapades from a 13 or 14 year old pre-teen. This is 9, people!
Here's the thing though: if I take a step back and look at the things she's complaining about, I see that she is not too different than me. I mean sometimes I'll look at a closet full of clothes and say that none of them are good. So, I suppose I can relate. Doesn't mean it's not annoying as all get out!