So today something amazing happened.
A woke up in a fantastic mood! She voluntarily got dressed before she ate breakfast.
She voluntarily, and cheerfully, wiped down the table without being asked.
She opened up the pantry and came up with her own breakfast choices.
Then later, the kids and I were walking into the garage to put toys away. A was riding a cute little toy and accidentally ran over my ankle.
It hurt badly enough that I yelped and took a moment to mourn the loss of a patch of skin.
A apologized, and then an amazing thing happened. She carried on about her business.
A, the kid who, two days ago, would have glued herself to me and apologized incessantly.
She apologized once. Once.
I was torn between throwing a small pity party for myself, thinking "where are all my apologies?" and being amazed at my self confident little girl!
Being the wonderful, supportive parent I am, I threw a 2 second pity party. Then I rejoiced over the changes in my beautiful kid!
Then again, at dinner, I was recapping my day for The Hubby, and when I mentioned the heel incident A said "it was an accident"...then she moved on. No downward gaze. No running over to me and grabbing my arm desperately. No repeated apologies.
Yay! What a big step in the right direction!