Today, in the car (of course), Lady E and Little T got into a bit of an argument about who has the better life. It started with Little T complaining that she never gets to have play dates with friends. Lady E, to her credit, was merely trying to make Little T feel better by pointing out all the fun things the youngest one gets to do.
"You get to play in the garden! In your sand castle! In your pirate ship! You get to play dress up! And you get to go visit Emmett (our neighbor)! And you get to play with Tule (our dog)!"
She went on for awhile. It was a little too much for Little T, who started getting madder and madder.
Finally, from the backseat, Lady E said: "Mom! I'm trying to make her feel better and she just said to me: 'Oh, yeah, and here's another thing I like to do: ANNOY YOU!'"
Sighing inwardly, I chided Little T: "Little T, that is not a very nice thing to say. Your sister is actually trying to make you feel better."
Little T: "Oh yeah, and another thing: NOT LISTEN TO YOU!"
I have very little chance of ever having an impact on this child.
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