Tears streaming down my face right now. I think they are tears from laughing but really the tears started cause of laughter but were powered by my Lovelyn drama last night. I love my daughter more than life itself but that girl is stubborn as f*** and it drives me mad!!!!! I am so thankful that this morning I came across the 2nd installment of "Convos With My 2 Year Old" and took the time to watch it. Last night was brutal and I was still in a funk this morning but watching this video has now made me feel better. Long story short, Lovelyn kicked me before bed last night and wouldn't say "sorry". I knew she was tired but I also knew that she heard me tell her to say "sorry" and she was testing me. So I took away her new mermaid doll till she would say sorry. The next 45 minutes were filled with crying, screaming, hugging, begging, more crying, more screaming………but this freaking girl would not say "sorry". I must have told her 100 times that all she had to do was have good behavior and say sorry for kicking mommy and she would have her mermaid back. But nope she was digging in. Once we hit the 45 minute mark of this B.S. and I started to physically put her in bed she screams out "SORRY". I give her a big hug and thank her but then she lets out this scream like she had just been shot. I personally believe that this was her scream of defeat. She then trashed around for another 2 minutes before calming down. We had just had such a wonderful day filled with walks, art projects and dance parties so it totally sucked to end it that way. I read her a story and gave a bunch of hugs and kisses and I Love Yous but I still went to bed feeling like crap. I am proud that I stuck to my guns and didn't let a three and a half year old break me. But I feel like a better Mom would have been able to achieve the same results without 45 minutes of emotional terror.