I have several friends with daughters the same age as mine, and I have heard the same complaints from all of them. The same complaints that escape my mouth on a daily basis: She won't listen! She talks back! She yells at everyone and everything! It is like she has constant PMS...but she isn't even 7!! I don't think this phase would have been so difficult if I had been properly prepared. When I pictured my first grader I imagined sugar, spice, and everything nice. Instead, I got spit, vinegar, and a dash of sarcasm. Why didn't anyone warn me?? Would a heads up have been so hard? Thanks a lot, Mom!
That is why I am here today: To warn the mothers of the world. Don't relax just because your daughter is out of the toddler phase. Prepare. Stock up on Chardonnay and Prozac. Learn to crochet so your hands are busy when you want to throttle that adorable little ball of attitude. Here is a public service announcement I have created just for you. Share it with your friends. Awareness is the key to survival!