What a Girl Doesn’t Want

February 3, 2013

Sometimes, all a toddler needs is an early morning timeout.

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

“No. No. [Makes angry eyebrows] No. I don’t want it. You didn’t give me enough cereal. You gave me too much cereal. No. I don’t want to pray to Jesus.” [Angry mumbling] etfreakingcetera.

9:15 a.m.


9:35 a.m.

“Thank you and thank you! In case you lose a thank you, there’s an extra one!”

Just to be clear, the timeout lasted about two minutes rather than twenty. She just took a few minutes to go from somber to sweet.


3 Responses to “What a Girl Doesn’t Want”

  1. i think “etfreakingcetera” is my new favorite word . . . as it sums up the majority of my conversations and interactions throughout the day. sounds like she and her cousin could tag team some adults pretty ragged! :)

  2. also, has alice found the “angry faced violent head shake” as a means to test the water? if it appears contrary behavior is NOT going to be tolerated, it is quickly followed by, “but i wasn’t saying NO, mommy, i was just shaking my head ’cause i like to.” mmm hmmm.

  3. teachiro Says:

    I don’t think our cherub uses that particular move, but I precisely understand the spirit of the action and subsequent cover-up. Her latest move is the thump-daddy-on-the-chest-to-express-displeasure-until-he-notices-it-at-which-point-I-gradually-slow-to-a-gentle-tap move. Some days, I just cling to the karma adjusted words of Adele. Nevermind, you’ll have someone like you…

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