Me: "Mommy is so nice."
Soren: "No she's not."
Me: "Mommy is awesome."
Soren: "No you're not . . . because you don't give me whatever I want!"
Me: "Oh ho! The sooner you resolve yourself to that little fact of life, the better. :0) Mommy is so wonderful."
Soren: "No she's not! You're not ever going to be wonderful because you don't give me whatever I want!"
"Evil" Mommy's musings after this episode:
Setting clear boundaries for ourselves and our children is a practice that can and should be implemented and promoted all the way up the social and political ladder. Boundaries are key. The functioning of our greater society would do well to model itself after the functioning and governance of the singular familial unit which exercises discipline, respect, and boundary maintenance on a daily basis . . . even in the face of threats, intimidation, and declarations of offense and supposed "unloveability."