Thursday, January 23, 2014

Get over it and BE HAPPY!!

This morning I just may have blown my chances at mother of the year (since I was doing so well before…insert sarcastic tone and giant eye roll.)  Lilac was in the middle of an academy award winning performance on how utterly disgusting and unbearable her pants were when I stopped her short and essentially told her to zip it and be a little more thankful and a little less…what's the word…spoiled-- except I didn't say that to her, but that's what I was getting at.  Nice that I am now sharing this story on the internet. She's gonna be thrilled about that too I'm sure. Oops.

Too bad I didn't just pull out this book and handed it to her.

Spoon's down in the dumps. His life is LAME! Poor picked on Lilac I mean Spoon.  Here is he suffering while his friends get to do all kinds of fun things!  There spreading for knife, and fork can lasso spaghetti, and chopsticks are just all kinds of cool.

Fortunately, for Spoon, his mom is much nicer and more tactful than I am. Look what she points out.

I know, I know,  it's not an exact match for our morning saga but I certainly think it makes the point-- and in such and fun and sweet way--unlike the method I used. Turns out I have a lot to learn from my utensils.

(Of course there's a chance this could backfire and my child could now be sad that she can't jump headfirst into ice cream…I think I'll take the risk.)

Happy parenting!

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