Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why is my daughter crying?

The Girl-Child is....sensitive. 
Like, really, really sensitive.
As in, she cries.....a lot.
She melts into tears at least once a day, and these are not your typical, toddler tantrums. She is genuinely hurt. They are real tears and there is a real process of getting through the hurt feelings. It starts with a sniffle and before you know it she is all in. 
Inspired by a Tumblr feed that I saw recently, I decided to take some photos of these moments. After all, they are just as much a part of her personality as the funny and cute photos that everyone wants to see.  All of these pictures were taken within the last 2 months. The reasons in the captions are real, even when they seem impossible.

 We won't let her drink the egg dye:
 I gave her toys to play with in the sprinklers:
 Still crying (20 minutes later) so I moved her to a towel:
 I gave her the banana that she asked for.
 Daddy left without her:
 A full 10 minutes later:
 She can't get her baby doll into her toy stroller:
 I said "Time to go watch brother play baseball!"
 She took the straw out of her cup so no slushie comes out when she sucks it:
 Even though she has 2 necklaces, she wants mine:
 I want her to play on the playground, she wants to be held:

I wish that I had a camera with me for each and every crying fit. Then again, if I did, this post would be way too long. 
The point is, everything with kids is a phase. Laugh at the tough ones, you'll get through it...
and try not to think about what the adolescent years will be like!!

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  1. I love this! What a great post....I maybe have to steal your idea and start taking photos of mine in their glory too! I think Millie is going through the same phase! =)

  2. Such a great idea! Love this post! My hubby and I are expecting our first in less than a month! I will have to remember to capture moments like this too!

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