Addie is 7 and just a bit hard headed and wants to do what she wants to do when she wants to do it. She’s a bit more cooperative and does better with listening and doing what she’s asked to do when her parents are not around but sometimes, it’s still a struggle and we usually have one incident where she gets aggravated with me before she realizes that she is going to do what I ask her to do, preferably the first time I ask her to do it.
One night it was bed time for her. We had bought a bag of apples. Addie was sitting at the desk right by the bag of apples and I said “Addie, it’s bed time. Brush your teeth and let’s go read a bit.” She pretended that she had not even heard me, grabbed an apple and took a bite of it. I said “Put the apple down. Go brush your teeth and we are NOT reading a story because you didn’t listen to me!”
She put the apple down, brushed her teeth and went to bed. I had planned to eat the apple but I guess Vince put it back in the bag because today, he got himself an apple out of the fruit bowl and he said “What the heck?”
I reminded him about Addie taking a bite out of the apple when I asked her to go to bed! It kinda made me sad seeing her little mouth print on that apple.