Remember I blogged awhile back about nicknames and that Grace didn’t really have one? Well, she’s earned one in the past few weeks. Actually, it’s been going on for about a year, but has really come to the front recently. Her new name, her nickname, is Pokey and/or Lolly (short for lollygagger)…….
Quite literally, it is driving me insane!!! This girl cannot simply do a task or get from point A to point B. For her, it is a process, a long and frustrating (for me) process……. She gets distracted along the way, lost in daydreams sometimes, or is just plain slow to accomplish whatever it is you’ve asked her to do. Sometimes, she just starts talking, completely ignoring whatever it is she set out to do. I am not the most patient person in the world, especially when we’re on a tight schedule, which is pretty much every morning. And, she has the princess complex. She’ll frequently decide she no longer “knows” how to do something and will throw a complete fit until you either do it for her or ignore her long enough for her to decide to just go ahead and do it. Just getting her in and out of the car is a process. We now have a new saying when we’re walking out the door in the mornings…..”get into the car, get into your seat and strap in….NO LOLLYGAGGING!!!!!!” And it gets repeated, in reverse, when we get to school. Sometimes, I wonder if there isn’t something wrong with her…….she just gets “lost” for a better way to describe it. I’m such a hurry up and go, high energy, high maintenance, type A……She is not…..She is like me in many ways…very emotional, high strung, sometimes shy……..but this slow poke style is out of my realm. I can relate to the daydreaming….I remember doing a lot of that as a child, and getting so caught up in whatever I was reading that I didn’t want to do anything and couldn’t hear anyone or anything else.
She is who she is…..It’s fun watching their personalities evolve and develop. She just might end up more type A than me, but for now, she’s pokey and lolly. I just might have to scream.
Forgot to add……She can’t see her nose in front of her face!!!!! She will literally spin herself in circles looking for something that is at her feet!!!! Blind Pokey Lolly is more suitable!!! LOL!