last night my (formerly) sweet, 9 year old baby girl was temporarily
possessed by the devil, slamming doors and shrieking the dreaded, "I
HATE YOU!!!!" (directed toward me) as well as, "YOU'VE RUINED MY
LIFE!!!", all teary and red puffy faced.
A half hour later she
was right back to normal and asked me sweetly to read her bedtime
stories and cuddle. I asked what brought her back to reality, and she
told me Niko talked to her and made her feel better. Niko the six year
I felt that this moment was some sort of bench
mark in child development, such as first steps, first tooth, first day
of school, first "I HATE YOU MOM YOU'VE RUINED MY LIFE (DOOR SLAM!)"
Shouldn't I get a certificate or plaque or something?