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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Arguments of a 2 year old

*Note: The following story does not paint my sweet little angel in a very good light. However, it is one that makes me laugh and I don't want to forget it so that when Mercedes has a little 2 year old daughter who is more stubborn than you can imagine she will know exactly where it comes from!

I understand that Mercedes is a third child, and so she learns things at a different rate as, say, a first child. But this conversation was ridiculous!

Sadie: I want to take my milk downstairs.
Me: No Sadie, you know the rule is no milk downstairs.
Sadie: Well, MY rule is that I can drink milk downstairs.
Me: No it is not! You have the same rules as everyone else.
Sadie: That is not my rule.
Me: Mercedes, I am the mom and you are the child. You do not make the rules, I make the rules.
Sadie: I am NOT a CHILD! (oh really?)
Me: Hmm. Yes you are.
Sadie: I am going to run away and I will not be your friend.
Me: (Silence. What do you say to that?)
Sadie storms down the hall toward her bedroom. Half way there she turns around and yells: "I am running away now. And I will come back when you don't talk to me anymore!"

Wow. We must be getting close to the horrid age of 3! I had a long talk with Sadie about what makes her happier, yelling at mommy and arguing a fight that she will not win, or asking for a drink of milk in the kitchen where she knows that she can have it. She would not answer. This child can be more tight-lipped than anyone I know. But I knew she heard me when a few minutes later she came to me and said "Mommy, can I have a drink of milk in the kitchen?" HAHA! I won the battle of stubbornness!


Kyle and Amy Brinkerhoff said...

That is a really funny story even though I have stubborn arguements with Addy all the time.

Kennessa said...

That's hilarious! Gotta love that stubborn - "I know more than YOU" attitude! LOL!

amyrose said...

I'm so glad to see Hallie isn't the only one with stubborn talk back syndrome.

Although, I'm grateful Hallie has never threatened (yet) to run away, I'm sure it's just a matter of time... oh dear.

Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

ok... that's hilarious! I'm so glad things like this happen to other people.. Brooke does similar things. Thanks for the laugh though! They're so smart!

Alisha Harris said...

Wow, little bodies can hold a lot of personality sometimes. In our house we can't complain, because we know exactly who it came from.