Ever Since I got Home …

I know it’s just a phase, and Ryan keeps telling me not to take it personal, but Kelsey hasn’t been the same around me lately. When I raise my voice at her (only because I’ve asked her to do something 10 times and she is ignoring me) she barks back that, “I’m a bully,” and she says things like, “I love you mom, but you are so mean.”


Like, it literally tears my heart to shreds that she thinks I’m a bully. Is she acting like this because I was out of town working for 3 days? Or because she is four going on fourteen? Or because she is mad at me about something? I haven’t been able to figure it out. I hope it ends soon because it’s not fun. Ryan thinks she’s just in a daddy-phase. I sure hope so because I don’t like being the bad cop.

Right before dinner, I asked her if I could take her picture. “Smile, Kelsey,” I said, to which I always get some sort of smirk. And tonight? Well, this is what I got. What gives?



2 thoughts on “Ever Since I got Home …

  1. It’s because she’s four, going on 14… My daughter is the same, she started the back talking about that age. We’ve really tried hard to nip it in the bud. She’s 5 now and it is still going on, but she does it more when she’s tired, having a rough day or has watched too much TV.

    1. You’re so right! She didn’t have a nap that day and was a disaster. On Sunday, she napped for 3 hours and was a completely different person. Good call.