OK, So for Christmas each of my kids got about 5 pounds of candy from relatives. The tradition is nice, but the undying nagging about when/if we can have a piece is not so nice! The other day, I was laying on my bed making out my grocery list and this is what happened.
Enter Candice: Mom, can I have a piece of candy?
Candice: No, not now? or No I can't have candy?
Me; No, No one needs any candy today.
Candice: C'mon Mom. Why not? I love candy and I need sugar today.
Me: Candice, arguing with me will not only not get you candy but it will get you a spanking. The answer is no.
Candice: Yes, ma'am.
What I hear from my room.
Candice enters Clayton's room where he is playing Legos quietly.
Candice: Clayton, I have to tell you something.
Candice: Clayton, I have to tell you something about Mom. She has a problem. A big problem.
Clayton: She does?
Candice: Yes. Its BIG and its really bad, because she doesn't even know she has a problem.
Clayton: So what's mom's problem?
Candice: promise not to tell her?
Candice: well, Mom had this problem. Sometimes she is nice and sometimes she is mean. and right now she is mean.
Candice: She said No one can have any candy today. so that's mean.
OK, so what did I learn? My daughter has no sense of what whispering is. I have a problem that I don't know about. Its that I am mean because I won't let her have candy? Clayton was smart for not agreeing with her!
I literally sat on my bed listening to this and LOL! KIDS!