we were sitting at the dinner table this week and out of the blue madi says: "when I grow up, I want to be a waitress!"
I think I can officially say that I have failed her.
Earlier this week I was hounding madi and tyce to pick up their room, (can you tell this is a reoccurring theme in our family?). By the fifth time I had herded them back into their room to finish the job as I was breathing threats I don't even remember at the moment (thankfully), I remember being fully committed to following through with said threats.
About 5 minutes later madi says : Well, I picked up my stuff, and i recommended tyce pick up his stuff.
Apparently someone took me seriously. I wish all I had to do was recommend something and it would happen.....wouldn't that be nice!
Tyce and I had this conversation the other day
ME: tyce you need to wash your hands and go put your toys away ( you may read this nicely,...but it was not said in my nice voice. I have a tried and true "mom voice" that gets me results...I do not use it sparingly I'm afraid!)
Tyce: shrugging his shoulders....that doesn't make any sense!
So true, in fact I can't think of a single thing I have done raising kids that makes any sense at all. For instance, why do I allow madi stickers in the car, they end up plastered eternally on the inside window every time! Why are we in such a rush to teach our kids to write their names? Now various pieces of furniture are tagged "madi" all over the house! I let tyce color with markers.. I know it was a moment of thoughtlessness, he colored all over hali's face, and then she ate a green marker! I actually captured that one on my phone, it was pretty amazing! You are right tyce, it doesn't make any sense, not even a little.