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Did I ever tell you I am a mean mother?
Let me give a little back story. When I pick Alex up from kindergarten it is lunch time; so we come home, make lunch and eat. Well except she also always wants to watch a show. I am good with that as I understand her need to wind down after school.
Usually she will set up a little picnic in front of the TV. It has become sort of a tradition and I figure it is a simple thing that makes her happy.
Last week when we made it home I was trying to figure out what to make for lunch. Have I ever told you how much I hate making lunch? For some reason it truly is my least favorite meal to make of all... anyway, sorry got distracted. So I was running through some options, "how about mac & cheese?" I ask.
"Yes!" she happily agreed.
I start a show for her while lunch cooks. Lunch is ready and then the following occurs:
Me: "Okay, lunch is ready and Mac and Cheese is too messy to eat in the family room. So would you like to pause your show and come eat or you can even finish your show and then come eat when you are done?" I ask.
Alex: "What! Why can't I eat it while watching??"
Me: "Because as I told you it is too messy."
Alex: "But I could do it, I would get some towels and it would be fine."
Me: "Yes, but then Ryder would want to do it too and he would not be able to eat it nicely. So do you just want to finish watching your show first."
And then it began, I full on kicking her legs and screaming two-year-old-fit! Mind you she is 6. I tried to reason with her, tried to calm her down and finally just had to turn off the TV and send her to her room.
I am such a mean mother! How dare I ask her to finish her show then eat lunch!
But hey at least we weren't in public right?
What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?