Dear mini me,
I call you mini me for a reason and it is not just because you are the exact replica of my younger self. You have a stubborn streak that pales in comparison to that of my own. Today you learned a valuable lesson that your actions have consequences and that sometimes we just do not get what we want.
The evening started of great! I was able to leave work on time in order to watch you at Ballet Class. A the time you were in a good mood and told me about your day.
After your class was over is when things started to change. I told you and Sassy that we would get some Chick Fil A and that we we might go to Target to pick up daddy’s medicine. Apparently this was the wrong thing to say and where our turmoil begins.
immediately you tell me how you want a toy from the store! As I look you in the eye and say no the screams began! Making it to the car you are still screaming about this imaginary toy that you wanted! Nevermind Christmas being right around the corner, no you wanted a toy now! As I quietly buckle you in your seat while your screams burst my eardrums, I think to myself on thing! This is it, this is the day they have to lock me in a mental ward!
I wanted to yell and spank and scream back, but I did not! I just said you are not getting a toy and stop the screaming. But did you listen? Oh no, the most stubborn child on earth would never do that!
For fifteen minutes your sister and I listened to the deafening sounds of your screams. Once we arrived at Chick Fil A I pulled into a parking space and explained that if you did not stop the screams then you would not get the treat of a drive through! Testing your limits the blood curdling screams continued so apologizing to your sister I drove away!
This is the moment the screaming went from I want a toy to I want a snack. The screaming I could handle and even the toys you decided to throw in the car! But once you unbuckled yourself from your seat and threw yourself on the floor of the care I had to pull over!
Enough was enough after all! I put you back in the seat, buckled you and gave you one spank on the behind. Explained that safety is important and if you are not buckled then you are not safe! We then continued the drive home as you continued to scream!
After we arrived home, I gave you a small snack and you were sent to bed. Then your silly self asked me if you could watch you tube! Umm no maam! We did the bedtime ritual of milk,story and kisses and off to sleep you went.
Today you learned that your actions have consequences. That if you do not listen to mommy and daddy then you will not get any treats! It is a hard lesson to learn, but it is a much-needed lesson. The fact that you automatically expected a toy from target tells me that me that this was a lesson for me too! We have clearly lead you to believe that a trip to the store equals a prize or toy for you. A lesson that I needed to learn.
Here is the deal! We will figure out this parent child thing together. We will both make mistakes. Today you made the mistake of assuming I would cave and give in to your little hearts desire but I did not.
Tonight I hope you have sweet dreams! Tomorrow is another day and hopefully you will have learned your lesson. I love you so much and that will never change! But for ow I am glad you are resting peacefully! It’s been a Day!!!