Having a daughter is fun. You get to dress her up. You get to have a shopping buddy.
You also scratch your head a lot because you don't understand her behaviors.
Here are some things that have left me going, "WTF?" when dealing with my daughter.
1. She came home from school carrying this tree branch:
"I couldn't leave it! It was lonely! It needs to live here. With us." She was serious, guys. I refused to let it in the house but it still sits outside our front door.
2. I heard her crying in her room the other night. I thought she was hurt so I rushed upstairs.
"I miss my tooth being in my mouth! It used to be there and now it's GONE! It's GONE, Mommy!" She had finally lost her first tooth and she was freaking out about it.
3. She'll be playing nicely outside and then she'll come to the door with a friend. This always seems to happen when I'm on my period with unbrushed hair, a stained shirt, and sweatpants.
"Can my friend come inside? We're bored." I'll explain that I look awful and she'll say, "We don't want to play with YOU." Still. I don't want to traumatize someone else's child. Why can't she want to invite someone in when I look decent and smell like a peach?
4. I'll start to gather some of her old toys to donate, because her room can get scary. She'll find the pile of toys I want to get rid of and she'll be like:
"Why are you getting rid of my skates? You know how much these mean to me!" Even though she has NEW skates. This is why I have to get rid of her stuff while she's at school. Otherwise she'll suddenly discover that she NEEDS her Little People castle in her life.