I am sure it is like this in every house, but when my girls get their hearts and minds set on something, there is just no chance it can casually be resolved or relieved. It takes an act of God or a new obsession to get rid of it. We have had obsessions with hedgehogs, rollerblades, american girl dolls, and so much more. I like to think they will out grow this, but it turns out that the issues just grow with them. Today's example - Tanner & babysitting.
I have spent the last few weeks talking about her strengths & abilities as a babysitter, why people would still love her help even though she is young, how homeschooling gives her extra great hours, bought her a book, & have even texted friends letting them know of her EXTREME desire and availability.....only to get texts starting at 6:30 this morning from a girl who can't even sleep because she so badly wants to babysit.
Lord help me.
So, it has officially come to this - I'm offering to pay whoever will hire her. First job is on me. I informed her of my new plan this morning & she acted like that was ridiculous. But I just told her desperate times call for desperate measures. And really, she is ridiculous.
Wish her (me) luck.