today was a first. greta has been-dare we say it-an easy toddler/pre-schooler. she likes to play independently, play with others, loves to just sit and "read" her books, is curious about life, and in general has been very easy to raise. i knew the day would come when she would start throwing out some phrases, but i couldn't believe what i heard this morning-and i don't understand how parents don't just laugh at their kids.
greta wanted to wear a skirt today, but since we still have 50 degree weather (ugh!) i told her she had to wear leggings underneath, she had no choice. she wanted to wear cropped leggings, not an option, or no leggings at all, again, not an option. after a bit of this: "i don't want to wear leggings," i got this: "it's not my choice, it's your choice." okay-then wear your leggings. what do you say to a 3 year old when she says this: "it's not my fault, it's your fault." this one had me laughing out-loud, but i had to turn around in hopes that greta wouldn't see. and then there was something about being fair. and maybe something about needing to do it right now. other than the fault comment (maybe she picked this up from a friend or school?), she was just throwing back at me all the things we say to her. i held firm that she must wear her leggings and made sure she understood that is not the way she talks to her mom and dad, or anybody for that matter. but i couldn't help but get a good laugh, and every time i think about it i just smile & laugh some more. kids-they make life entertaining!