Thursday, June 21, 2007

I've noticed that it's harder to pull one over on Katie these days. Last year when I wanted her to come in in the evenings all I had to tell her was that the mosquitos were coming out. Yes, I'm not ashamed that I used her fear of mosquitos for my own purposes. I'm So Proud

However, last night when I tried to use that same line on her I got this response "Can't I just use my mosquito protection?" (Off) I told her that she was getting too smart for me.

She's also aware that my reason for her going to bed on time (8:00) is over. She's no longer in school so she wants to stay up late. Last night I told her that we have changed her bedtime to 8:30 for the summer. Hopefully she will be happy with that. I need some down time too! lol

Trying to keep a couple steps ahead of her is making my brain hurt. I don't remember debating this much with Mom & Dad, was I just dumb or is she just more outspoken? Okay, well I KNOW she's more outspoken. I blame JC's family for that. Smile


(By the way, if you haven't seen it there is another post below this one. Just wanted to warn anyone who hadn't caught up yet.)





6 comments:

Debbie said...

We knew better than to debate with our parents about rules. When my mom or dad told me to do something I did it, no argument. The one time I got home late past curfew I got in BIG trouble. The problem is our kids aren't afraid of us, so we have to use different tactics to outsmart them.

Weebs said...

I can hardly wait for teenage years. You'll be sitting on the front porch for hours and hours.

Mary said...

No, I won't be sitting on the front porch. I'll have moved to Hawaii long before then. :)

Becky said...

So when do you have those tickets to Hawaii???? :) I think that's a riot that she's outsmarting you on the coming in and bedtime! Ha!

Debbie said...

Mary you have a little firecracker on your hands. Your mom told me about the peach people. I have never heard that reference before...but I think I like it.

Mary said...

Debbie, I love the peach and brown people. I will be heartbroken when she stops using those terms.