The kids and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather this afternoon and went for a walk. We walked to the grocery store to pick up a few things. I told the kids if they were good they could have a treat when we got home. Avrie was not good. When we approached the checkout she asked for her treat and I said NO. This resulted in a screaming-no-nap-today tantrum that lasted all 5 blocks home. Not to mention the 10 minutes we waited in line to checkout. Upside is that it wore her out and she had a great nap after we got home. I'm rocking her to sleep and this is the conversation:
A: I want a treat.
M: No. You were naughty in the store.
A: I'm not naughty.
M: You're not naughty. But your human nature is and we're not going to reward it.
A: *Thinks a minute.* That was mean.
M: What was mean?
A: That human nature. It was mean.
Yup. Get used to it, kid!