LOL! When we're eating, my kids will declare themselves stuffed after eating just a tiny bit of dinner. Oh, and hey, they're ready for dessert whenever.
We don't make them eat everything on their plates but they must eat enough to satisfy my desire for them to actually receive nutrition. So I'll say, "Well, if you're so full to eat more than one bite of anything, you're too full for dessert. Why don't you go have a lie down and maybe, after you've had a little more dinner, you can have dessert later.
ODD likes to say, "But mom, I have a tiny bit of room right here for ice cream." and she points to her tummy.
I try SO HARD to curb my language around the kids and I do a fine job with the Really Bad Ones. However, I need to watch the "Words You Don't Want Your 4-Year Old Tossing About." I was driving YDD to preschool this morning when she dropped her cup of cereal on the floor. She said, oh so casually,
"Aw, d--n it!"
I almost drove off the road but less from shock and more from trying not to laugh out loud. We need to have a chat about words only grownups use.
And speaking of such, I got a little worried when ODD started talking about the "C word" and how bad it is. Now, there's only one "C word" I know and I never, ever use it. So I was a little concerned about how a 1st grader might have come into contact with it. So I tentatively asked her what the "C word" was. She whispered "Cooties."