Thursday, August 21, 2008
Battle of The Wills
Everything was nice and calm, laughter filled the house as we made silly faces, until a massive storm hit. We call that storm Violet. It's amazing how the temperament of a preschooler can change on a whim. Gregg and I were in shock at how quickly Violet's mood turned sour shortly after taking this photo. We're still reeling in the aftershock.
What made Violet's mood change so suddenly? It was dinner time and we wouldn't cave in on giving her "cheese crackers" (aka, goldfish crackers). And before you accuse us of being ogre parents let me tell you what was on the menu... Pot Roast, Potatoes & Carrots, and Sugar Snap Peas. You know, all that yucky stuff that we're willing to pay a fortune for at a restaurant.
And, just as quickly as the tide turned into a sour mood it turned into a sweet one. I swear, Gregg and I need neck braces due to whiplash. Once Violet realized she wasn't going to get the crackers that she was throwing such a massive fit for she asked for cereal. The answer was simply, "no". It didn't take long for our little girl to realize that she wasn't going to get anything other than what was laid out before her on her kid-sized plate and began gobbling up her dinner. It was a battle of the wills and I am happy to report that Gregg and I won this battle. Whew, I'm exhuasted.