July 14, 2004

It's her world and my wife just lives in it

Tonight, at the dinner table, my wife told my daughter to do something or maybe it was to refrain from doing something. Either way, my daughter did not want to obey. So, what did the 3.5 year old tell her mother?

It's MY house; I just let you live in it because I love you.

The future scares me now more than ever.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 14, 2004 09:01 PM

I've got a 3.5 year old daughter...now I'm scared for my future too.

Posted by: Simon at July 15, 2004 05:34 AM

So what's your residential status, RP? Who lets you live there, I wonder? :) Sounds like your girl child knows her mind, if not her real estate...

Posted by: GrammarQueen at July 15, 2004 09:34 AM

Simon, you should be scared.

GQ: My status so far seems secure. I also appear to be loved. That could change at any moment though so I keep a bag packed just in case.

Posted by: RP at July 15, 2004 09:46 AM

Bribery always works. ;)

Posted by: Hannah at July 15, 2004 11:35 AM

My four year old daughter won't accept any response like "Because this is my house, and you'll do what you're told!" She's concluded that if it's my house, it's also her mommy's, her's, and the puppy's. And that makes it three against one, so I need to watch my step.
Our futures lie wrapped around their little fingers...

Posted by: Mick at July 15, 2004 01:12 PM

And in about ten or 12 years, you and your wife will be uttering those same words right back to *her*.

And love doing it.

Trust me. ;-)

Posted by: Amber at July 15, 2004 02:00 PM

Mick, sounds like you're in the same boat I'm in. I think girls are just smarter than us.

Amber, that is a fascinating idea. You mean, we're not doomed?

Posted by: RP at July 15, 2004 04:04 PM

No, no, RP, you're doomed, all right...we parents are doomed for all time. You just won't mind so much later. ;-)

Posted by: Amber at July 15, 2004 09:25 PM
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