May 2nd, 2020
Livvie seemed to learn how to protest when not getting her way in the last week. Some of the basic topics like taking a bath, coming downstairs to etc, or taking a break to get the mail were met with very petty resistance and “you can’t do that because that’s not nice, because I said so..” arguments. She will likely learn quickly that approach is not acceptable, empathy will be there for genuine issues, but not granting attention or sympathy those defenses.
Livvie initially wanted to go to see Hamid and the fish, but I told her she would have to wear a mask. After 30min of holding ground on that, she did comply and got to see him.
When we got back home, she saw her Mini Cooper that Neil got for her and wanted to go for a drive. She decided we were going to Lisa’s house. Because of social distancing, they kicked a ball back and forth for a few minutes before Livvie was frustrated about not going inside their house.
When we got back inside, Livvie liked playing chef and customer at the dinner table. She ordered off the LEGO menu piece… when I I brought my her my version of a cupcake… she ‘sent it back’ because it didn’t match the picture… tough critic