“C. I said no.”
“But Mommy, I really, really want Play-Doh.”
“C, Come get dressed.”
“But Mommy, I really, really want four more minutes in my pajamas.”
“C, eat your veggies.”
“But Mommy, I really, really want some crackers.”
“Eat your veggies. I said no crackers tonight.”
“But I really, really want them.”
“Yes, I know, but I really, really said no.”
“But I really, really…”
50 million times a day it’s the same thing. She really, really wants that. She really, really doesn’t want to do this. She thinks that it’s the perfect counter argument to whatever I’m asking her to do, or not do. Like her desires are more powerful than my warnings or guidance.
I miss the days when she just said “Yes momma.” and left it at that. And I’m really, really tired of arguing.