Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Lexi {convincingly}: C'mon Addie. Just jump off the couch like this onto your knees...

Addie: no.

Lexi {with more conviction}: you just do it like this...

Addie: no.

Me {teaching voice}: Lexi, she's already said no. When someone says no, say ok. Don't try to make someone do something they aren't comfortable doing.

A few minutes pass.

Lexi {peer pressure voice}: So you just do it like this...

Me {irritation rising}: Lexi! She said NO. Leave her alone.

Lexi {defiantly but trying to garner sympathy}: I just don't know what NO means.

Me {totally irritated}: Well, how 'bout I spank you until you do?

Lexi: No.

Me {eyebrow raised}: Aaaah. You do understand what NO means.

Lexi {silence}.

Me {internal high five}.


Rafahi Family said...

Hahaha I love your sweet girls! And I miss them so!

Angela Noelle of SK said...

Hahaha, excellent.

On a fairly unrelated note, I lobbied for the name Lexi, my husband vetoed it. I'm a tad envious. ;)

(Swingin' by your neck o' the woods after seeing a link to you on MMB)

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