Me: Clare, you can't take all of those SillyBandz you just shoved into your pocket to daycare. Bracelets aren't allowed at daycare. Can you put them back in your jewelery case?
Clare: Oh, ok. I didn't know that. (starts putting them away, then dumps them on the floor, then starts colouring)
(5 minutes later)
Me: Clare, it's time to go to daycare. Julia and I are ready to go and your Diego episode is over.
Clare: But, Mum, I'm working here. (continues to colour in her book)
Me: No, no. It's not time to do colouring, it's time to go to daycare. Let's go, come on.
Clare: Okaaayy (she stands up and starts to get ready to leave). Mum, please don't give me a hard time. When I'm working, I need to do my work. I need to do my work and I was working, just now. Please don't give me a hard time about going to daycare, Mum. No hard time.
Me: Umm.. ok, Clare. Sure thing.
Ok.. seriously?? She's not even 3! What's it going to be like at 13?! Oh, man. Can't say that it's all her fault though. I'm pretty sure she's heard me say very similar words before. I really need to start watching myself.
Talk to you soon,