Monday, November 7, 2011

A Feisty Three Year Old?

More than half a century ago a little girl celebrated her third birthday.

Her family had not long taken delivery of its first refrigerator, television had not yet arrived in Australia and there was no telephone in the house. That little girl could not have imagined that many years later she would celebrate another third birthday with friends from all around the world being able to join the party via the magic of the internet. This was the stuff of fairy tales and science fiction.

Here I am, an old girl, celebrating being three once more, not gathered round a table with half a dozen little mates but with anyone who cares to join in from anywhere in the world.

Geniaus' (centre front) Third Birthday Party
As the Geniaus blog is three today I turned to a number of parenting sites to see what the future holds for a feisty three year old like Geniaus.

This site tells me a three year old:

  • no longer a toddler
  • has become more independent
  • less selfish than two and exhibits less aggressive behavior
  • more aware of and sensitive to the feelings of others
  • more responsive to other children and  able to develop friendships
  • capable of taking turns and sharing toys
  • sense of time has become clearer and he’ll know his daily routine and will try to figure out the routines of others
  • will have a capacity to understand his own place spatially amongst the family and is able to view you as a separate person
  • wants to please you - - will be less dependent on you because his sense of identity is growing stronger
  • will exhibit a feisty attitude on occasion and resist your requests.
So there you have it, for the next twelve months I will be less selfish, more responsive, sensitive, try to please and make more friends but reserve the right to remain independent and feisty.

20 comments:

Rosemary said...

Happy birthday to you ...

Alex said...

Happy blogiversary!

Shauna Hicks said...

Happy blogiversary - doesn't seem three years and I look forward to more interesting & thoughtful posts!

Maggie said...

Congrats on your third blogiversary!!

Lizzie@Chookarelli said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary! xx

Aillin said...

Happy Third Blogiversary Geniaus :)

Helen V Smith said...

Happy Blogiversary! Look forward to lots more birthdays and continued posts!

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Judy Webster said...

Congratulations, and thanks for writing so many interesting and helpful posts over the past three years. Long may it continue! (P.S. Are you having a cake?)

cassmob said...

Congratulations...you've made a huge contribution for three year old!

Sharon said...

Just keep doing what you have been doing. Happy blogiversary.

Jill Ball said...

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes.

I certainly enjoy blogging and relish the relationships I have with fellow geneabloggers like you from whom I learn so much.

Tanya Honey said...

Happy blogiversary. I look forward reading more of the same.

Anne said...

Happy Blogiversary.

I really enjoy reading your posts.

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

I love the comparison! Congrats on your blogiversary!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

A very happy third blogiversary to you!

Mez said...

Happy Blogiversary Genius. I look forward to many more!

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Happy Blogiversary Jill!

The Scrappy Genealogist said...

Happy (a bit belated) Blogiversary Jill. Your take on your third was so fun and unique, I had to tell you...I love it! Here's to many more. Jen

Deb Ruth said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary! I love reading your blog. Learn something new each time.

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