This evening Leah has been in her bed since 7 o'clock. Her normal bed time is 8:30, but due to the fact that she slammed the door in Joe's face and said some not very nice things to the both of us, she has been sent to bed early. She cried, she screamed, she even gave me a little smack. She told me that she would apologize, but only so she could get back out of bed. When I told her that she could say she was sorry but that she still had to stay in bed she then did something that surprised Joe and I both. She asked us into her room and then apologized with the most sincerity that a four year old can muster up. She hugged and kissed us, told us both how sorry she was and said that she loves us. She has since settled down in her bed. I hope she will be asleep soon.
During those times when children are on your last nerve, they go and do something that just blows you away. I just knew there was a good girl inside that little monster of mine.