But seriously, someone replaced my sweet toddler who used to spontaneously say "I love you mama" with one who tells us what to do ALL.THE.TIME. Since we love her and she is ridiculously cute, it's really more funny than annoying.
Just today she told me:
- Stop talking with food in my mouth (ok, she's got a point)
- Zip up my jacket (seriously? is she my mother?)
- Kidd Valley is my favorite restaurant (even when I told her it definitely was NOT)
TJ and I joke about this all the time. We maintain a very intense look on our faces, hold out one hand like we're Diana Ross singing "STOP in the name of love", and say, in all seriousness, "No, you should like 3."
This came about because we were asking each other our favorite number, and when I tried to tell Trillian I liked 26, she said "No mama, you like 2." TJ tried to pick, and he got "No, you should like 3." Case closed, I guess.
She doesn't have tantrums, thankfully, though we do get impulsive bursting into tears when she doesn't get her way. She has gotten surprisingly good at putting words to her feelings (thanks to daycare), so I get statements like "I am mad at you Mama." I guess I'd better get used to hearing that for about the next 16 years, right?
|you SHOULD NOT put your hands in the fountain. It's wet.|
She also told a little boy that "It is NOT NICE to throw things" at the toy store train table today, when he accidentally knocked a train off a ramp and it went flying. I tried to explain that it was an accident, all the while hoping I don't have *that* kid who needs to tell everyone the rules. Sigh.
How long does this bossiness last, y'all?? And when do I get "I love you mama" back? I miss those days.