Monday, February 06, 2006
"I'd rather have 'nothing' than have to give in!"
Just a quick Anna and Emma story from last night:
The three of us are playing Polly Pockets (my personal favorite all-time thing to play) and we're having our normal 'pageant' where we each get 5 Pollies, dress them up, and narrow it down one by one (beauty pageant style) until there's a winner.
Well, there's usually an argument about who gets to pick the winner. This is done when there are 2 left. One person picks them up, juggles them around while the other person closes their eyes and picks the winner. Neither of these people is ever me. (I know, this is crazy, but this IS my house, so what else would go on besides craziness?) Anyway, last night. It got down to this part and who was going to pick the winner.
It went something like this:
Anna: Okay, Emma went first picking who to 'vote out' (yes, we live EVERYTHING in the style of Survivor), so I'll pick the winner.
Me: Okay, that sounds fair.
Emma: Nooooo-awah!! I want to pick the winner. Mom said I could.
Me: Well, that was when . .
Anna: No, Mom said I could do it because you went first!
Emma: No, I get to do it.
Anna: (some whining something)
Emma: (some whining something in return)
Me: (thinking I'll nip this in the bud right away) Okay, well I guess we'll just have to stop playing and go to bed if y'all can't agree.
And they both throw the Pollies in the 'Polly Bucket'.
Hence, the title. Even 'nothing', going to bed, no more playing, is BETTER than having to agree and give in.
Proof that I have two of the most stubborn children ever.
And where does 99% of that stubbornness come from?
That would be me.
Posted by Renee