20 Reasons Why my Daughter will be Late for School

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Our daughter, Lowenna, is one of the most contrary people I have ever come across. If I ask her to go upstairs and put some trousers on she will come back down in a skirt.If I ask her to get me her hairbrush she will come back with her toothbrush.

Unlike her older brother who’s sole aim is to please, she relishes in the fact that she is being awkward and the more awkward she can be the better. I’d like to say it’s a phase and she’ll grow out of it but she has been this way since she was a baby.

I’d like to say it’s a phase and she’ll grow out of it but she has been this way since she was a baby.

20 Reasons why my Daughter will be late for school

As parents, personally, we believe that there is a very fine line between discipline and knocking the character out a child. Clearly, this contrary trait is just part of her personality.

I’m guessing it’s the free Celtic soul in her and as much as it may wind us up we have learnt to accept and live with her quirky traits. We wouldn’t have her any other way.

Today I thought I’d put together just some of the reasons why we have been late for school because of something that happened to her in the morning which resulted in a full blown meltdown.

20 Reasons why…

She can’t find the red hair clip with the white spots on it

The dog looked at her funny

Her sock is twisted

It’s too cold outside

It’s too hot outside

Her tie is wonky

She didn’t want to wear clean knickers

I wouldn’t let her wear purple tights with pink spots on

She didn’t want shreddies she wanted Malt Wheaties

I gave her the wrong coloured spoon

She wanted to wear her sparkly pink party shoes not her sensible school shoes

Her shoes were too tight

Her shoes were too loose

She wanted to go in Daddy’s car not Mummy’s car

Her brother got in the car first

Her brother got out of the car first

She wanted to hold the dog’s lead

The dog was pulling too hard

Another school child walked past her

She wanted her brother’s snack instead of her own (They both had an apple)

Please tell me I’m not the only parent who has to endure this every single morning?

Gina

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