Empty Threats

After threatening to stay up all night if one of her sisters couldn’t sleep with her in her room, Ivy then told me that I had to let her get up and color or she wouldn’t be able to stay up all night.Ivy rope swing

Nice try girl.

Nice try.

In other news: Jane told me she couldn’t go to sleep because the trees were cold.

Then Jane told me she desperately needed yet another sip of water for her parched throat that was possibly, but not likely, dry from the enormous amount of talking and yelling she had been doing or there would be no way she could ever fall asleep. Or at least I’m sure that’s what, when translated out of two year old speak, she was attempting to convey.

I said, “No.”

I said, “You’ve already had enough water.”

I said, “You have to go to sleep now!”

Then she whined and complained and got out of bed and caused general havoc while making noises at decibels that were without a doubt contributing to the aforementioned parched throat as well as threatening to wake her siblings.

I said, “OK! FINE!ย I’m getting the water.”


Nice try Mom.

Nice try.


Perfection Pending


5 comments on “Empty Threats

  1. quiltykanuck says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself! Arguing with toddlers/preschoolers is mind-bending and completely madning!

  2. Oh my! So, are you saying I’m supposed to actually follow through on my threats? I thought all threats were empty. Gosh, that’s why my three boys chuckle when I threaten them… Thanks for sharing! It’s wonderful reading about the antics of girls sense my home is filled with testosterone.

  3. I have to say, I’m the queen of empty threats. My husband likes to point that flaw out to me quite often. Especially when it comes to bed time and you just want them asleep!! I laughed out loud and the trees are cold one. SO funny!

  4. Becky says:

    Ooops…well, you know, a girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do – sanity, first & foremost!! ๐Ÿ™‚ “The trees are cold…” must say, that’s a first for me! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. Hang in there. Someday, they will enjoy sleeping….

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