Third times a charm, right? I'm still wondering. Stevie has so many endearing qualities and we just love her to pieces. However, this child lives in her own world. She smiles constantly, is SO pleasant to be around and she has her dad wrapped around her finger. BUT...she lives in her own world. Whenever I ask her to do something, she's more than willing to do it...but because (I think I might have mentioned this already) SHE LIVES IN HER OWN WORLD, she rarely gets the job done. For example: I was upstairs in my bedroom with Ben and asked her to get his suction machine out of the car and bring it up to me. "Okay, Mom!" she happily replies and off she goes. 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes - no Stevie. Finally I run downstairs and out the door looking for her and there she is shooting basketballs. "Um Stevie, did you forget to bring me the suction?" I knew the minute she didn't come back that the basketball hoop sucked her in. (she's been shooting almost non-stop since the weather has been above 30 degrees - ice on the driveway still and all) She was not being defiant or delibrate - so how do you get mad at her? I fight this battle CONSTANTLY! I will ask her to do something and unless I stand over her she immediately is drawn to whatever catches her attention. Most of the time it makes me chuckle because she honestly does not mean to defy me. I guess if this is as bad as it gets I will take it. To sum it up from the movie Horton Hears A Who (which is a really cute movie - two thumbs up):
"In MY world there are ponies that eat rainbows and poop butterflies".