Sunday, September 2, 2007
She's Soooo Easy
Going to bed, I'm prepping Rama for the following day.
Me: Rama, tomorrow, we're going to do laundry, then lunch, then we'll take the subway, there's just one thing I have to do. And then after all that, we can do whatever you want. We can go to the zoo, the park - anything.
The following morning, upon waking up, she says, sleepily: Mommy, I don't want anything. We can do whatever YOU want.
She made no demands that day. I got to do all my errands. But when we found ourselves in H&M later in the day and she saw ballet slippers that she wanted to buy, she held me to my word.
Rama: Can I buy this?
Me: Today is just for looking, Rama. We're not getting anything.
Rama: But last night you said I can do whatever I want!
Me: I said we can DO whatever you want - not BUY whatever you want.
Rama: Oh. Ok.
I'm not sure what, exactly, but I must've done something right with this child.
Picture taken on her birthday this year at her school. She turned 5 last May.
Posted by P at 6:55 p.m.