Sometimes the three year old gets in trouble. Hard to believe, I know.
Recently, I’m lecturing her on, say, the best way to clean the windows. (Hint, NOT with her tongue…) She interrupts me, and says “But do you still love me?” In a completely pitiful and forlorn voice.
And so it began. She asks if I love her. I tell her of course I love her. I never STOP loving her. We do this several times a day sometimes.
And somehow it’s developed into…. “Jenna! stop *insert behavior*! She looks over at me, and says “but mom, I still love you!” And continues what she was doing. Sometimes she actually puts her hand on my cheek, and turns my face towards her. Then she tells me, very seriously, “I still love you…. I’ll NEVER stop loving you!” And then does what she wants…
What she means is, OK, you caught me, but look….I’m saying the right words, so I get a free pass, right?? Right???
Um… yep. Pretty much.
free spirit ?? Yea, that’s it….