The other day Miles asked for juice, so I got some juice.
“NO! I want milk!”
….SO I got some Milk
“AHHHH. I want Soda.”
**my eyes squinted in that super evil glare and my mouth pulled into a hard flat line. I threw back the juice first, then the milk.*
Oh so quietly I leaned in close and whispered, “Now your only choice is water.” *smile*
Miles spent the next 1/2 hour in and out of his bedroom because I refused to get him anything but the water but it was a necessary evil. One day (I tell my self) they will appreciate my efforts at pleasing them. But until that day comes I will try to be cool calm and collected. Today will not be the day that I lose the battle.
Bear in mind I am not naturally a stubborn person, I’m more of a go with the flow sort so if it takes me 2 try’s to get the beverage right its not a big deal but at 3 it’s just crossing the line into rude.
My children are many things but rude is not one of them, and then there is the whole “be grateful for what you have issue” that’s really important. Parenting is difficult MAINLY because you are the rule enforcers to rules that may not bother you immediately but have a great impact on their future. It can be easier to let them run around like crazy people, and as long as they aren’t hurting any thing or one were good but when they segue into disrespectful behavior and harmful actions it can become a habit that is hard to break.