The Princess can be trying these days.
The other night while putting the boys to bed, she said to me “Will you read me a story?”
“Yes, honey, when the boys are in bed.”
“You said you cared about me” she said flouncing off.
When she is cross and one of us picks her up, she glares balefully at the offender and says ” you hurt me, you hurt me on purpose.”
We are approaching our wits’ end in the matter of discipline. The “coin colere” has been devalued through constant use. The other day, I said to her “you have been so bold, that I am going to take something you really like and put it out of reach for a while” while frantically thinking what that might be.
“That’s a good idea, Mummy” said she “let’s think what might be a good thing to put out of reach, I really like my tea set” she offered.
I was torn between laughter, admiration and desperation. Suggestions please? As she doesn’t watch television, we can’t use banning it as a threat but I’m half thinking of introducing half an hour a day for that sole reason.