Saturday, October 20, 2012

No More Pancakes

We have pancakes for dinner occasionally and there are always leftovers.  I make all the batter into pancakes and put them in the refrigerator so the kids can warm them up in the microwave for breakfast. That works well until Dad happens to be supervising one morning.

Hanna knows that they are allowed 2 pancakes, that is it, no more, no less.  Apparently the last time they had pancakes Hanna was the last one to get hers and there happen to be 3 left, so Dad, being the nice guy, allowed her to have all 3 of them.

This morning there were pancakes for breakfast and of course Hanna, the kid who can`t keep track of a thing or remember how to do anything without lots of cues and reminders just happened to remember that Dad let her have 3 pancakes last time so that is what she wanted.  I was supervising so of course I am the mean mom who never lets her do anything.  There is no explaining or reasoning with her on this one. She had 3, that is a fact so now she wants 3 every time, and she will do whatever it takes to get what she wants.

Dad and I will have to have another discussion about NOT changing things no matter if it is logical or not.  DO NOT do anything just to be nice to this kid because it will eventually end in a screaming, flapping, hitting, mess sooner or later. Needless to say we will not be having pancakes any time soon.

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