I knew it would happen someday… But it’s happening now. Jordan is telling me “I can’t do it.” She often says it with a task she can do but takes extra effort. Most of the time it is putting on underwear or shorts.
“I can’t do it.”
But you can. I’ve seen you do it. I know it takes extra effort but I KNOW you can do it.
So now I have to be stubborn. I’ll let her yell or scream “I CAN’T DO IT!” But I require that she at least tries. Often when I get her to finally try, she CAN do it. Other times she’s frustrated and I help. But at least she tried.
This morning I had to leave her on the floor crying for 15 minutes until I got her into the “try” mode. The “can’t” mode is very hard to move away from. But I can’t allow “can’t” to take over her life. If there’s anything I’m committed to, it’s making sure my girl can do ANYTHING.
“Can’t” doesn’t belong in her world.