Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Sinking To Her Level.

As I was putting on my makeup (yes, I wear makeup. I always wear makeup. I feel naked without my makeup.) Annika asked, "Can I put some on?"

"No, sweetie. You only play with makeup for playtime."

"We're going to the park. That is playtime."

"I mean like dress up playtime. Little girls don't wear make-up in real life."

"Yes they do. I can't even see your makeup."

"That's how it should be. I want to look natural."

"But you said makeup wasn't natural."

"It's not. That's why you don't need to wear it. It's yucky."

"No it's not."

"Yes it is."

"No it's not."

"Am I really having this argument with a 3 year old?"


"Well you can't... because I said so."

"No you didn't."

"Yes I did."

"No you didn't."

"Listen, Annika, your debating skills simply suck. You can't just say the opposite to everything I say. You will never pursuade me like that."

"Yes I will."

"No you won't. Now get out of here so I can finish getting ready."


"Yes. I said now."

"I said no."

Whatever. You are never going to be on the debate team.


  1. Isn't it funny when we feel we have to apologize for wearing makeup?

    It's so much easier to just say "makeup is for girls" when asked that question!
    Someday I'll teach him that that's not always true, and he can wear it when he is bigger if he wants to!

  2. Arguing with ANY child never gets you anywhere---I have found out that the hard way....heh, heh.