There is one correct answer to the request, "Clean up what you were doing before you start something else."
The answer is not "No!"
If the answer is no, then guess who cleans the stuff up? And guess where it goes? And guess who cries when she sees the scraps of paper that she "worked so hard on" in the recycling bin?
I am not heartless -- they really looked like scraps of paper. She had been making a collage with pictures cut out of a (toy) catalog. Then she disappeared upstairs to sing and dance to her own internal music. Wouldn't you think she was done, too?
Maybe, MAYBE next time TJ will remember that the only answer is, "Yes, Mommy."
8 years ago