Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Pumpkin can be a force of nature.
Sometimes she just does not understand why the world will not bend to her will.
Today, it is her honors pre-algebra that is giving her fits. It isn't that she can't understand or learn what is required; she just doesn't think that she needs this particular knowledge at all or the way her teacher wants her to learn it and she wants the math curriculum to be changed.
Pumpkin also is angry that she has her period again. She yelled earlier 'Who's stupid design idea was it that we get this thing for YEARS before we need it and for YEARS after we need it?'
As a peri-menopausal woman of 44, I agree wholeheartedly, but that isn't where I was going with this post. LOL
Although tempted to just shake my head at Pumpkin's stubborness and blow it off, maybe, just maybe, her stubborn unacceptance of these and many other inconveniences/occurences in her life will serve her well.
Maybe far better than my own quiet, calm, acceptance that was part of my personality growing up.
I guess only time will tell, and I am in no rush to find out. There is plenty of time for reflection on it all years from now when she is an adult and I am in a rocking chair, maybe with a few grandkids nearby.
And, I am enjoying the show too much to wish it away too quickly.