Do you hear yourself?

by Katie on May 28, 2014

It is no secret we have quite the pampered little lady on our hands. And neither of us have a problem with her being “spoiled” – in a good way. As in, we want her to always know she is our entire world. …But we also want her to know there is a world that exists outside of our home as well. And we want her to be well-behaved; not rotten.

But let’s just say one of us is working on that a little harder than the other. The other one of us is completely wrapped her finger and lives to do nothing but please her.

Which, as you can imagine, is starting to not work out so well.

Last night, Brandon worked a little too late for Leyton to wait and eat supper with us, so she was pretty much finished as soon as the two of us sat down with our food. Which is a less than ideal situation, to put it mildly.

So we alternated between shoveling bites of food into our mouth and retrieving her from things she was not supposed to be getting into. And appeasing her requests for more “Ah-ter” (water) or a new bow. I’m not even joking with that last one.

Anyway, in the midst of all this, Brandon ended up handing over an entire 20 ounce plastic takeout cup with a lid and straw, filled full of water. I’m sure you can guess that went downhill very fast.

She turned it upside down and leaked it all over a couch in the sitting area next to the door. She dumped half of it into her lap in her chair. She attempted to remove the lid and empty the other half for good measure.

In the middle of mopping up all the spilled water, I may, or may not, have questioned Brandon on why on earth he had given her that cup full of water in the first place.

His response? Wait for it, y’all…

He shrugged and said, “It was what she wanted.”

I looked at him blankly and asked, “Do you hear yourself right now? You just said you gave her something you knew would end in a disaster just because it was what she wanted and you only wanted to make her happy.”

To which he began to backtrack just a bit. But quickly realized he couldn’t, and just started laughing, and finally said, “To answer your question, no, I could not hear myself say that when I gave it to her because you didn’t ask me why I did it until after.”

Have mercy, y’all. Have mercy. Here’s hoping we get this under control before we have something we can’t even handle on our hands.


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