It’s started already.
I thought I had at least a year or so. But no. It looks like my daughter’s inherited my diva streak and is prone to fully fledged tantrums, the likes of which Mariah Carey would be proud of.
Frog’s only eight and a half months, but she’s already learnt to stamp her feet and wave her arms in protest. Just like me. She shakes her head violently if she doesn’t want something. And squeaks. The squeaking is the worst. Especially when it happens at baby and toddler group in front of a roomful of other mothers.
She’s also learnt how to fake a cough to get attention. Clever girl.
So what do I do about it? Should I accept that she’s a Madonna in the making, shrug my shoulders and let her get on with it? She is just like me after all. Or do I do something else…I have no idea what, but I’m open to suggestions.
The thing is, I rather like the fact she’s got style. Lady Gaga style it may be, but it’s style all the same. Yes, I’m aware it will probably get a little grating (it already is if I’m honest), but then what do I expect? This is the daughter of the woman who used to make all visitors sit on the sofa while she performed a dance. This is the daughter of the woman who has been known to scream “it’s my limelight – get out of it” on various occasions. This is the daughter of the woman who perfected the “pig face” just to get a bit of extra attention.
Oh bugger. I’m in for a long haul aren’t I?