On Saturday morning, Z and I were scheduled to go to a birthday party. That morning we woke up and suddenly none of her shoes would fit and all of her clothes were just a wee bit shorter. I threw some many-sizes-too-large flip flops on her and dragged her through the Wal-Mart to find some shoes in her new size so we could get to the party.
Z has had another growth spurt.
My child has finally returned to me! There is less biting, hitting, whining - I am happy that it is finally over. My mother warns that there may be some additional teeth coming in soon (I hate when I get those warnings) - I suppose it is a good thing that I have built up my anti-whine arsenal to protect me when they do start peeking through.
I have been thinking though - if it is true that she will one day be taller than 6' - there will be a lot of growth spurts in her life, if this is the behavior to be expected perhaps I should teach her another way to take out her aggressions. Ultimate Fighting, perhaps? Kickboxing? Zumba does not seem to help in this arena (and, personally, when she gets in her state, I can't really do the Zumba with her pulling on me, hitting me, screaming at the top of her lungs).
I guess I will start contacting local dojos to find out what to do with a child that has a penchant for physical lashing out when she does not feel herself - and mount a punching bag in her playroom in the meantime.