The word "temper" is funny.
Its first meaning, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is "to make something less severe or extreme." I temper my eggs slowly with hot liquid to ensure that they do not cook too quickly when I make brownies, Hollandais or souffle. Its second meaning is "the tendency of someone to become angry". Sofie's temper could fry an egg in a second if I could measure the heat. She is really feeling put out with us lately. Her best friend has just moved to Brazil, and I am wondering if this is a side effect. I am told it is still normal for 4-year-old's to have violent fits of temper (and I have seen grown-ups do this too). I just don't like it much when it is directed at me. I am walking on the tightrope already!
Learning how to manage to get what you want through your behavior is a tough sell at the moment.
We survived the social worker's visit. We had a follow up last Friday, and Sofie went all silent on us. I hope the social worker believes that she can talk! I haven't seen the final report yet, but I am hoping it will be good. We have made huge progress this year with Sofie including night time potty training, sleep location, vocabulary, fine motor skills, and pre-reading skills to mention a few. Also she grew a few inches and is a healthy girl. The nice thing about having to do a yearly update to China is that we get to review all our pictures, pick the best ones, and print them out on actual photo paper. We get to relive a lot of memories that way. If I were craftier, it would make sense to make a photo book or something that contains the best ones with comments so we remember these things. Maybe the hubby would be interested?
My infinite spare time is up. Have a great one.