This little girl, this sweet little girl, is sometimes not always so sweet. I know. Shocker, right?!?You see, she's three. And at age three a monster invaded her body. Some people warned us of a monster invasion around age two, but that didn't happen. There were absolutely no monsters at that age. We are told that this monster could stick around until the Morgan Kate's four. It might possibly stay longer. We just aren't sure.
There are some things we are sure of. One, this monster appears daily, sometimes multiple times a day. No lie. Two, this monster does not like rules. It does not like to be told what to do or what not to do. When you try to tell this monster what to do or what not to do, it will sometimes make MK throw herself on the floor, sometimes run from us, sometimes scream and yell and cry. It's not pretty. Three, this monster whines an awful lot. If we don't come right away or help with something right that second, then the monster will make MK whine and whine and whine. We've asked the monster to use "big words" and "calm words", but it doesn't always understand that. Four, this monster is very up and down. One minute the monster might be calm and content and smiling and the next minute the monster is flailing MK's arms and legs in every direction and saying, "No, no, no!", over and over and over. It's wild. And five, this monster does not care where we are or who is around. It will show up in the most inconvenient places, like the middle of Target or the middle of a restaurant or the middle of our neighborhood park. And it will appear in front of us, in front of our neighbors, in front of our family and friends or in front of complete strangers. It is not choosy.
We know it's a monster. We have no doubts. Because we know our precious, sweet, baby girl would never really act like that otherwise. We are praying that this monster decides to leave sooner rather than later. We would very much like our girl back.