Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Monday, August 06, 2007

PostHeaderIcon The musings of a 5 year old

When you're 5, things must seem beyond your control all the time. you're told when to get up, when to get in the car, what to eat, who you'll spend time with, etc

So when they get angry at things they can't control, and realize that their control is taken away (or never given)..... they lash out.

How did my bebe lash out?

I told her the other night to go to her room for lying (yes, she lied about if she brushed her teeth. *sigh*). She decided to fight me on it a bit.....

Put her hand on her hip....

Glared at me.....

and said in her most serious voice......

"If you send me to my room, I won't invite you to my next birthday party!!!!!!!"

Yes folks, to a 5 year old, that is probably the worst punishment she could think of.

I was proud of myself... I didn't bust out laughing, which was the hardest thing to do....

I looked at her and simply said, "If that is what you wish, but you will need to arrange your next party yourself with your own money and house."

She took one look at me and I think she knew I wasn't playing, turned around, and went to her room as asked.

Then I went to my room, shut the door, and laughed my butt off.

Until next time....

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