I have failed so badly as a mother, so badly that my 6-year-old is now making plans and rules for her own children. She has thought about these new rules, she has made them in response to the bad parenting I am doing to her.
I will not make them stay in a car seat when they graduate k-5
(This was after our discussion on 65 lbs before she can get out of a car seat. We’ve just hit 45 lbs, she might be in 5th grade before she gets that big!)
My children will not have to close their lips shut when they eat.
(Every meal, people, every meal. If not here then someone is getting corrected on the chewing,)
I will let them stay up when the big kids stay up.
When my kids have red snock (snock is her word for snot.) on their blankets I will wash it right away.
(She had a bloody nose, we cleaned it up, sometime during the night some bloody snot leaked out of her nose onto her blanket, I washed it as soon as she showed it to me.)
When my kids have a snockle nose I will buy them soft kleenex.
(We ran out of kleenex I made her use paper towels until I could get to the store.)
This might be my favorite one!
When I work I will let you care for my children. BUT they do not have to take naps, just ballet, but you can come get me when you take them to Chick Fil A.
So apparently I must be doing something right. I love that she is planning on me keeping all her kids while she works. I can’t wait to see what other rules she comes up with as she gets older.
Go hug your kids, and laugh at the funny things they say!