It's inevitable, isn't it? You know. When your kids figure out that maybe daddy will let them do what they want? Except, I sort of thought it started a little later.
But apparently, my 2 and 1/2 year old has figured out that daddy can be easily swayed and doesn't like to check in with mommy when it comes to decisions like dessert, candy, television, or bedtime. It's really quite lovely, except when I want to try to get her to do anything.
"But Daddy said I could have a piece of pizza."
Oh really? Nice.
The thing is, half the time, he didn't really say that. In fact, she totally makes it up -- which I think is even funnier.
The other day she told me her Aunt told her she could stay longer at her house.
"But Aunt Tina said I could stay the WHOLE DAY!"
Um. I don't think so, smartypants.
And so now my husband and I have to be on the same page. All. The. Time. I know that we're going to have our moments where I say something that he doesn't know about. And I know it will be hard for both of us to defer to each even when we don't agree with each others' decisions. It's way better for her to eat the candy and watch four Doras and us be united then for her to see us fight.
My solution? Save face and then let it all out when she's in bed.
Scorekeeping? YES PLEASE!