Thursday, March 13, 2014
Uncle Pat Pat
I managed the intelligent little nieces like I manage client meetings: I set an agenda and then I stick to the agenda; if anyone strays from the agenda, then I bring them back into focus.
Did you know that an almost 4 year old and a 6 year old are not task oriented? At one point Paxten was having her afternoon meltdown, and I told her to get it together because we need to get going. My husband looked at me and said: "She's 3."
Hmm. (That was my husband's way of signaling me to calm the F down.) He was right. Paxten is only 3 years old, and she is entitled to afternoon meltdowns when her Uncle Pat Pat is pushing her too hard.
Lucky for my nieces they get two uncles in this life, and their Uncle Pat Pat will never be without his husband to help remind him to calm the F down!