Ahhhh, summer. The bonding. Read on. Then head over to Kat's place.
Dear "Oh MY You're almost 3, aren't you" year old -
When you scream at me to stop talking when I'm on the phone so that you can tell me something, you don't score points. Especially when I'm on the phone with a store.
Maybe I'll do that to you when you're a tween on the phone?
Dear 8 year old -
When you stomp out of the bathroom angry because you didn't get to see Youngest's poo-poo before we flushed it, you don't win points with me. When you do this at 7:45 am, you actually score in the negative.
You don't put your poo-poo on display for show and tell. Do unto others, child . . .