Thursday, September 29, 2011

thriving at three

molly has been testing the waters at three years old!
she's been refusing naps at daycare
generally rude at times (telling me to "go away")

but, then again the next minute she'll be curious, cute, and sweet
i'm praying that all of the goodness of her character overtakes the...not so good

and so we've been talking more and more about Jesus, prayer, and church! (ha!)
when we first arrived back from china over a year ago i knew she wasn't ready to stay in the sunday school class for her age group or the nursery during worship
she just needed time for the 3 A's
adjust, adapt, and attach

by now, she's definitely attached 
and i'm not sure she'll ever detach!

we started back to the church where i had been going pre-china
and i've tried to leave her in her sunday school class
but she screamed and threw a big fit!
i ended up staying with her for one hour
i left for a quick 15 minutes and came back to her moping and wheeping around 
(although not hysterical, but not happy)
when i asked her why she was crying
she said, "i was crying b/c i lost my mommy"
and my heart melted
on monday morning she said...i don't want to go to my new sunday school for big girls today
i just want to go to my "mama maze" school! ha!!
i've been trying to pump her up all week for this sunday again
she is not biting at all
she shakes her head and says she doesn't want to go and wants to stay home!
but, we'll keep trying b/c i know she has to get used to staying with someone besides me and mom
bless her heart...
growing up is hard to do:(
but, if she doesn't catch on after a few weeks
we'll step back and continue to go to church together
(where she just goes and sits with me in worship)
but, i'm not going to give in so quickly 
i'm not too worried about it b/c i know there will be a day all too soon when she will no longer be satisfied with just us
she will have friends, parties, youth groups, vbs, camps, outings, and so much more
these are the simple times
just let me revel in it for a moment:)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Separating for Sunday School is pretty tough. I was actually my daughter's teacher when she came home, and only in recent months did someone take over and allow me to return to my own class. Yes, it is hard, and your 15 minute getaway was very smart. Taking it slow may be necessary.

And, while other children go off to Children's Church during our worship service, our little one, who is 3, and came home at 1, prefers to stay with us in worship, and we have no problem with that.

Best wishes for today!

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