Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An Angry Girl

Alyssa was angry yesterday! She came up to Jeff, not once but twice, and stomped on his foot!

She then screamed at him that he lied. She refused to tell him what she was upset about, or what she thought he lied about.

All because Jeff told her to get her room cleaned up and her laundry downstairs.

Last night, she was moody, sassy and disrespectful. Would not talk to me either. So we still don't know what is going on. Last night, I told Alyssa that she could get away with not talking about her feelings - for the night. Today we will sit down and hash things out.

She woke up smiling and happy, so maybe we will be able to have a productive talk. She still needs to apologize to Jeff. But first, we will have a heart to heart!

Now the election. I am proud to be an American today! History has been made! 40 years ago, some people were not allowed to vote because of the color of their skin. Last night, "We the People" elected our first black President. My daughter's future is indeed bright. You can achieve your dreams. Even if your dream is to be president!

Now, this country has to set aside its differences and work together to solve some big problems. Let's hope that we are up for the challenges!

I changed the look of my blog and I'm not sure if I like it. What do you think?


motherissues said...

I know you wrote previously about helping Alyssa acknowledge and support her mixed/black heritage. Has the election brought any more of that out into the open?

I hope the better start to today sticks!

Dinah said...

I like the look of your blog!

And I understand where you are coming from about the election; I, however, just don't agree with President Elect Obama on the issues. Such is life! :)

I hope Alyssa can open up to you. Sometimes it's so hard to hear where they are coming from. We listen, we try, but sometimes it seems like constant reading between the lines. I find this true even with my bio daughter. She's 9. She is moody. Can't wait for the hormones to kick in! ;)

Lisa said...

You will get the root of the problem because you are an awesome mom!
I am so happy today. I was up at 4 reading the acceptance speech and sobbing. I have hope today.