Who’s the Boss?

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Imani and I had an interesting but funny conversation the other day. 

I heard her singing extremely loud (I wonder where she got that from) in the bathroom while washing her hands.  She was singing the ABC song really slow.  I told her to hurry up and come out.  Instead of turning the water off when I told her to come out she had to finish the song.

I asked her what she was doing.  She told me that her teacher said that she had to sing the ABC song when she washes her hands.  That’s fine except Imani likes to play in water.  So of course she is taking full advantage of her teacher’s instructions.

I told her that it was ok to sing the song while washing her hands, maybe only at school.  I did not want to tell her not to sing the song at all but I do not want her playing in water all day.  She will use any excuse to play in water.

We discussed who is in charge at school and at home.  She told me that her teacher was the boss at school.  And that Mommy and Daddy are the bosses at home. 

Then she says, “Mommy you’re the biggest boss!”

I couldn’t do anything but laugh.  I’m the drill sergeant in my house.  Maybe I need to lighten up a bit!  LOL!

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