Anyone who knows me won't be surprised to hear that I have to work really hard to be firm with Sophia. It's not that I have no rules or boundaries, it's just that I like to have fun. I've mentioned before how Sophia has my number, so to speak.
Last night, Sophia showed again that she knows my weak spot. When it was time for supper, I told Sophia that she had to stop playing with the dried beans that she was pouring in and out of containers. When I told her that if she didn't listen, we'd have to put away the beans entirely, she responded by drawing her knees up in her chair and saying to Erick, "I don't like it when Mommy acts like that to me. It hurts my feelings." ouch.
Now don't worry. I'm not going to let her go wild just because she can put words to my fears. I stayed strong. I explained to her (I know. She's two. It's ridiculous.) that we give her rules because we love her. She hopped down and said, "Okay."
I'm pretty sure she was thinking, "It was worth a shot."