Monday, November 15, 2010


Josie spilled her cereal snack on the living room floor tonight and as I surveyed the mess, I said, "Uh-oh, you need to pick up all that cereal, Josie."

She answered, "No, mommy pick up my cereal. I no wanna pick up my cereal. Mommy pick it up."

Um, excuse me? I assured her that I would NOT be picking up anyone's cereal and she could either pick it up right that minute, or go up to her crib for some quiet time. Without responding, and without making eye contact, she walked over and started picking up the cereal. But I swear, she refused to acknowledge that I'd asked her to pick it up! It was as if she was willing to do it, but didn't want to let me know she was doing it just because I was making her do it!

Oh, the teenage years are going to be SO MUCH FUN.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

I'm going through a "NO" phase with Mack right now. Everything is "No, you do it"... 2 year olds. Fun!

Chatty Cricket said...

I will supply the vodka and chocolate for the teenage years because between Cate and Josie, I think it's just better if we spend that time fat and drunk. You know?

tk said...

I think she verbalized what Trevor secretly thinks in his head about socks and candy wrappers. :)