I told Big Sis that it was time to wash her hair, and she balked, begging me to let her play first, wash later. When I insisted on doing things the other way around, Big Sister began her defense. Now, Big Sister rivals her attorney father in her skill at exploiting loopholes, but this time around she tried a more direct approach.
“Mom, it hurts my bones–I mean it hurts my feelings, when you don’t give up. Are you going to give up?”