James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Maturity, or lack thereof...

Sometimes I don't think I'm a very good mother.

Like today, for example, when Lola looked me in the eye and flung yogurt in my face and then called me a "caca."
Instead of doing the mature thing -- cleaning myself up and telling her no -- I took her spoon and flung yogurt right back at her.

I'm pretty sure I stuck out my tongue while I did it, and seriously, it felt good.
Until then she laughed at me, which was certainly not my intended outcome.

So just as a recap -- instead of teaching my child that it's not OK to fling yogurt at people, I taught her that food fights are a hoot.

June Cleaver's got nothing on me.


steph, brent, and joaquin said...

This is pretty hilarious. It's so hard not to laugh when your kid does something random and funny, yet wrong. I think you also taught her to dish it and take it, which is a good lesson, too.

Alysha and Jason Whiting said...

I'm learning so many mothering tips from you!

Amy said...

This why you are "cool mom". :D And you're right, food fights ARE funny.

De Rosa said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing! I am adding this to my mother to do list.