As noted earlier, the Bean is going through a control freak stage. To try to circumvent that, we’ve been giving her choices when ever possible. Choices in her clothes, the stuffed animal she can take to bed, her drink, her snacks, books- you name it and we try to give her options.
But there are times when there are no choices to give- like bedtime.
Me: You need to go to bed. It’s bedtime and you’re tired.
Bean: But I don’t have a choice.
Me: No, you don’t. It’s time to sleep and that is that.
Bean: But I want a choice. What’s my other choice? I no like this one.
Me: There is no other choice- it is what is is.
Round and round we went for a few minutes before the Bean finally caved.
Tonight I’m thankful for my clever girl who clearly gets what we’re trying to do and isn’t afraid to turn our logic against us to win another round. May she always use her powers for good.