Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How Do I Love Thee? I Forget.

I suppose it should come as no surprise that my daughter has inherited a certain level of bossiness. I mean, she does spend the majority of her time in one-on-one company with moi and I am known to be quite bossy in my own way. Still, I find her bossy little attitude hard to stomach. Especially on busy mornings.

Her latest habit is to instruct me on all the things I have "forgotten." It's as though she takes great pleasure in pointing out my failings. It should be noted that I do not take great pleasure in having my failings pointed out to me. Especially by a four-year-old.

Here is a brief list of things I have "forgotten" in the past 24 hours:

Mama, you forgot to put away my sticker earrings.
Mama, you forgot to buy me new vitamins
Mama, you forgot to let me feed the cats kitty treats
Mama, you forgot to put my movie in the mail
Mama, you forgot to buy me any special dinners
Mama, you forgot to blah, blah, blah, blah BLAH!

It's driving me CRAZY! I have repeatedly told her that I did not "forget" to do ANYTHING, sometimes I simply CHOOSE not to do something.

What makes matters worse is the way she stand with her fists on her hips, head cocked to one side and eyes narrowed. She is chastising me! ME! I'm sure I'd think it was cute if it didn't occur 50+ times a day. As it is I'm about to lose my cool. I hope this is just a phase. Otherwise I might "forget" to pick her up from school. Kidding! I'm kidding, but I'm going to have to nip this in the bud soon. My patience has all but run out. And it's only Tuesday!


Unknown said...

ha, that would get annoying pretty quickly...but you can turn the tables...

oh honey, YOU forgot to put your sticker earrings away.

Honey, you forgot to blah blah blah, you get the idea. ;)

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

LMAO @ "forgetting" to pick her up from school!

but she's adorable. you have that goin' for ya. which is niiiice.

btw, i'm gonna do your tag. promise. kareer woman tagged me, too because she must not have known that i was already tagged. i loved your responses and workingmom's were hilarious.

off to oblige the goddamn tag... ;)

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

stacie, your reply was funny too. i just didn't around to reading it until now... ;)

JCK said...

I've got that little bossy girl here, too. I've turned the tables by asking her to remind me of this and that. She does. Which helps because my brain is now mush.


Yep, I hear ya. Just wait....when she drives she can just go get all of those things that you forget.