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Sit on it.

By February 12, 2009How To, The Business

This morning, my children (Sophie 3, Jack 2) were sitting together on the floor, looking at photo albums and having a grand old time – when Sophie decided she’d had enough. She’s entered this sassy, bossy stage of late – and so, in rare form as usual, she jumped to her feet, hands full on her hips, and started barking directives at Jack:

Jackie! Pick that up. Jackie! Go find my horse! Jackie! Stop that right now!

She kept it up for a few minutes, rattling off orders – one after the next – while he ignored her and kept looking at his book.

Until he couldn’t take it any longer.

He looked up at her – and there was silence as they locked eyes for a nice, long moment.

Then, he stood up, knocked her over and sat on her.

What do you do with that nagging voice inside your head?

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  • Such a beautiful story, such a gorgeous toddler moment, so perfectly captured!

    Yes, I am so much more like Jack these days with my Sophie-like voice than I used to be!

    I don’t tolerate it much anymore, that nagging,”who do you think you are not being all wound up about this or that” voice ~ I just don’t have it in me to feel bad for long!

    What do I do? I ignore it, distract myself by finding something fabulous to do or at least think about it.

    And when it’s REALLY pushy, I put on loud music & dance with my kids ~ and if I could, I’d push it down & sit on it too!

  • LoneWolf says:

    Way to go Jack! Probably not the behaviour that you want to reinforce but I’m glad he stood up for himself.

    As for that voice inside me, it’s a little harder to sit on. I find that just ignoring it works the best for me up to a point but when it gets too much I have to change the scenery a little — physically as well as mentally.


  • JoanneS says:

    Great story! It makes me wish for simpler times when I could do the same to those who nag me! I love learning things from toddlers – they have such a simple outlook on life. Maybe we should all be a litle more ‘toddler-ish’ in our daily lives – at least we would all know where we stand, right? Although I don’t know that my boss would be too keen on being sat on!

  • That is too funny. I did not expect that to happen. But I guess that’s what I’m going to have to do with the little nagging voice in my head.

  • Christy says:

    This is funny, although it’s usually my 3yo(boy) who takes as much as he can before knocking down his 20mo sister. No matter which way it goes, I mutter, “Karma!” to myself and then break up the chaos that ensues.

  • Laughing. Out. Loud.

    Seriously. Belly hurts.

    That, and I’m now thinking that I need to give my nagging voice the smackdown more often.

  • Steve (aka Uncle Steve) says:

    I wish I could have been there to see that … hilarious!

  • Angela Moore says:

    That is awesome! So glad you played the meme!

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