My baby, who is 3 1/2 years old, is the most strong willed of all four of my girls, at least at this age. She has attitude... along with hands on the hips...has to always be first, and will push her way to the top. I guess being the youngest of four, she wants to make sure everyone knows where her place is...and it's not last. Sometimes it frustrates me...sometimes it makes me laugh. I am continutally telling her that as long as she is obedient, she is first in my book. I'm hoping that it will spark obedience over pushing, shoving and plowing her way to the front.
But it breaks my heart to see my fiesty, strong willed little one get sick. She becomes the complete opposite of when she is well. She just sleeps, crys, and want to be held by mommy. This morning she woke up at 1AM with a high fever (since we don't have our stuff yet, I am not sure how high it really was) and was throwing up. I cleaned up her bed and moved her into mine, with a towel under her in case another episode happened. She threw up again, we got a new towel and she wanted me to hold her. So I propped myself up on pillows so that I could hold her for awhile. It must have been at least an hour or so later, when I was so tired I couldn't hold her anymore, I laid her down next to me.