Advice Substantiated

09 Sep

My seven-year-old argued with me and absolutely refused to put on clean underwear one morning recently. It baffled me. I could not understand why in the world she was unwilling to remove her panties and change into a nice, new clean pair. Especially since she was in the act of changing from her pajamas anyway. No argument would make her budge. Not the “it’s just what we do” stance or the more frightening, “but if you don’t you may get sick and need a SHOT!” tactic. She stood firm.

Many minutes, precious morning routine minutes, passed during this debate.

I forget now what made her cave, but she eventually did. (Thank goodness.)

Yesterday I got the reinforcement I had prayed for, but in the strangest of places.

She was enjoying one of her favorite treats, a bottle of Sweet Leaf honey-mint green tea. The underside of the lid always offers a ‘Grannyism’. Yesterday’s was perfect! My girl turned stone-faced as she read it aloud.

Mom wins!



Posted by on September 9, 2012 in Kids Do


5 responses to “Advice Substantiated

  1. Anonymous

    September 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Love it Lela! Never throw that away…wait can I borrow it?

  2. Stephanie Davis-Marcusky

    September 10, 2012 at 2:05 am


  3. Jan

    September 13, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Always try to foster the belief in your children that you, the mother, are able to know-all and see-all. ;-)

  4. FringeGirl

    September 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I laughed out loud! After these last two posts I read, I am your newest follower.


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