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Little Big Girl

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Kid A is now eight. WTF, did I just write that? My little girl, my sweet little girl is now eight years old. The same little girl that used to adore Dora the Explorer but now despises her. The girl who used to go to sleep listening to Paul Kelly, Hunters & Collectors & Stevie Wonder because she didn't know LMFAO existed. The same girl that would make me hold her hand from school drop off until the first bell rang in the morning. Not now, these days I'm lucky if she lets me kiss her goodbye, out the car window, in front of the school gate. So yes, she's only eight but she's growing up so quickly.

Q and I really are fortunate with Kid A because she has such a beautiful demeanor, a lot of personality, and smarts that already eclipse that of her dads. She's the oldest granddaughter who leads the grandchild pack which consists of five girls - I like to refer to the collective as a Gaggle of girls. Kid A is commonly the boss but at times is bossed by those in the gaggle who possess very strong personalities (hmm...that's Kid B I'm referring to). Kid A commonly gets frustrated that she has to play 'baby games' and at times really craves influence from older kids. On the other side of the coin she can be fantastic with the younger kids. She has been such a good help with four month old Kid C and, when she isn't grumping at her, a fantastic big sister to four year old Kid B.

She's also slight of build, something that really bothers her (if only she could understand now how being skinny could potentially help her later in life, if for nothing else, for self-esteem reasons alone). She does get intimidated by the older and/or stronger kids and finds it hard to assert herself in the school yard. This will change with time no doubt but right now it can be problematic. We've enrolled her in Taekwondo with the purpose of building her self-confidence and so far she absolutely loves it.

We're very proud of our big little girl...and I'd tell her that if I could ply her away from her Enid Blyton book, Nintendogs, Minecraft or World Zombie Head Crusher Domination IIII 3D.

So what's it like being an eight year old in today's world? Bucky has had a go at describing the life of an eight year old. Is he right? Read Life as an Eight Year Old.

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:15
Bucky

Bucky is a proud triple dad to three girls aged eight and under (Bookworm, Foghorn and Boo). He left the full time corporate world in late 2012 and he's not sure whether he's a SAHD or a WAHD, but either way he's spenidng more time at home with his family. Once upon a time Bucky played guitar for a garage band, now he can only play nursery rhymes.

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