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?