You’ve ruined my life!
Tonight Belle, Little Bear and I headed over to a friend’s house for a casual party-the parents all hang around the food table/fire pit and the kids run around on the play equipment. We all had a great time. We got home a little before Belle’s normal bedtime, but I told her she could stay up for a little bit since it’s Friday. As nine o’clock was approaching, I got she and her brother dressed for bed and said it was time for bed. She whined about staying up late and wanting to do some project. I said no, she’d stayed up late enough. She whined some more. I said I was going to let her do the project in bed, but now she couldn’t because of all the whining. She tried the “I’ll be good now” strategy, but I said it was too late.
Once we were upstairs, I read books and tucked in she and Little Bear. She asked to color in bed, but I said no…remember the whining?? She proceeded to sniffle and nearly cry while I said prayers. When I asked her what was wrong she said,
“You’ve ruined my life from coloring!”
Belle: “You’ve ruined my life from coloring and I love coloring!”
I didn’t expect to hear those choice words for a couple more years. Oh how I’m looking forward to the tween/teen years!