Does anyone else have a kid that reprimands them for reprimanding them? Mavrick does all the time. I have caught myself questioning myself on occasion. Was that a valid timeout? Did I just overreact to him building stuff out of the VHS tapes? Is wearing his snow boots on the wrong feet REALLY going to cause him to break both ankles?
I love being a Mom. Everything about it is fascinating. I am obscenely proud of my child. I am also (obviously) quite proud of my mad skills raising him. I love that Mavrick's village is so vast. I am so glad that everyone I allow into my life has a hand in helping me create a well rounded grown up. There is no such thing as a single parent. Or maybe, I'm right, and I really am the luckiest gal in the world.
So today, I look over and Mavrick has a wad of cotton sticking out of his nose. I tell him to take it out. He replies "it takes the pressure out of my ears and nose". How does one argue with that. I mean, that is specific. Who knew? Got pressure? Stick some cotton up there. There's your advice for the day. You're welcome.