Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Things I Swore I'd Never Say

We all have those sayings from our childhood that we swear we will never repeat to our children. Things like "I don't care what the other kids do." or "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?" You get the idea. So I was having a conversation with the 3 year old (Chachi) yesterday morning... and it happened. The conversation went something like this:

me: What would you like for breakfast?
her: Ice cream.
me: You can't have Ice cream for breakfast.
her: Why?
me: Because you need to have something good for you for breakfast.
her: Oh.
me: Would you like some fruit? Pancakes? Cereal?
her: No.
me: What would you like then?
her: Ice cream
me: Chachi, you can not have ice cream for breakfast
her: Why?
me: You need something to help you grow and give your body and brain some energy
her: Why?
me: Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day and sets your body up for the rest of the day.
her: Oh.
me: So, what would you like? Eggs, fruit, pancakes, cereal, sausage, waffles, or french toast sticks?
her: Ice cream
Me: You can not have ice cream for breakfast
her: Why?
me: (and here it comes) Because I said so!
her: Okay, I'll have eggs then.
me: Hmmm

Am I my own worst enemy? If I had said "Because I said so" to begin with could have avoided the rest of it? I'm definitely going to find out the next time she wants ice cream or candy for breakfast.

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