I'm sure sure if it's my fault, or maybe it's societies fault but my sweet, innocent little toddler has turned into a "Gimme Monster."
What is a "Gimme Monster" you ask?
It's my daughter, who flips through all the pages in the toy catalog and points to at least one item on every page and says: I want.
Or all the toy commercials on television, she sees them, watches them with wide eyes and says: I want.
This must be something that all kids go through, right?
The funny thing is I'm not even sure she knows what she's asking for... I mean, come on what 2 1/2 year old really needs a race car that zooms up the wall? Or the Bendaroo twisty rolled things that would for sure get lost in twenty minutes?
No way, jose.
And I feel silly sitting her down and explaining to her that it's okay to want things but just because you say "I want" doesn't necessarily mean you get it.
Or as her Daddy often says, "People in hell want ice water."
It's okay to want, I do it all the time. I want a new Coach purse or I want my car cleaned, but it's not going to happen anytime soon (especially the car because I HATE cleaning my car out).
Do you think I'm even getting to her? Or maybe I'm just wasting my breath? Maybe I should just say, "Okay" when she does this and pray that come Christmas morning she won't pull out a scroll of a list and ask where her huge riding dinosaur is.
The Waiting Game
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