I was busily getting a dessert ready for Finer Things Club and Annie was wanting to go outside and play. She asked repeatedly, "Mom, will you put on my shoes?" while I responded repeatedly, "In just a minute, Annie." I was zoned out. Annie was frustrated.
And then she says, "You're not listening, Mom. You're not going to get an iPod Touch."
Santa isn't just watching the children- in case you forgot!
I also had to include this story from a couple of weeks ago:
My kids were in our very small kitchen while I was fixing dinner. They were tormenting me telling me how hungry they were, as usual. When we sat down to eat said dinner (steak, rice, green beans and peas) they immediately started whining and telling me they weren't hungry, that they weren't going to eat the dinner, that they didn't like the dinner, and on and on.
After feeling very annoyed and frustrated I interjected a threat, "You can eat this dinner or you can get a spank!!" (Lovely parenting, I know. Empty threat + physical force = mother of the year).
This quieted them for a few minutes in which they began to eat some of their dinner... until this:
"I'm not going to eat my green beans, Mom. Spank me." -Annie