Pin It Sarah, five minutes before she is supposed to be out the door.
“Why don’t you wear this shirt, Sarah?”
Sarah: (rolls eyes)
“I just wore it.”
“On the first day of school. Two weeks ago.”
“Moooooom.” (The tone here is clearly, Mom, you are SO LAME.)
“How about this then, you haven’t worn this?”
“Mom. That shirt is for babies.”
She is six.
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Abby, ten minutes before pre-school:
Abby: “I don’t want those! Pants are ugly! Princesses don’t wear pants.” Throws herself on the floor, sobbing.
Me: “How about this skirt, with this shirt?”
Abby: “I don’t want a shirt!”
Me: “You have to wear a shirt.”
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Carter, two minutes before taking Abby to preschool:
Me: “Let’s put on this pull-up.”
Carter: “I not wear pull-up, I a big boy.”
Me: “You have to go to the store with Dad, so you need to wear this pull-up.”
Carter: “I NOT A BABY, I A BIG BOY. I NOT WEAR A PULL-UP MOMMY.”
Carter: “I A BIG BOY.”
Me: -- - - - - - -
Me: “Whatever…. Uh, honey - he's ready to go!”
Um...... Sorry honey.
Are other children like this, or is it just mine?