I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in approximately 7 years.
I’m sure that any of you with kids can relate.
So sometimes it doesn’t take much for me to cross the line from nice mommy to bitchy mommy.
Number 5’s adjective for me when this line is crossed is a little more polite…
I hadn’t had a lot of sleep the night before.
The kids came downstairs to eat.
Number 3 looked at his plate and said, “Ugh. Why do we have to eat that for breakfast?”
I pretty much lost it and started rambling incoherently about starving kids in Africa.
Number 4 glared at Number 3 with a Why did you say that? Now look what you did…kind of look.
And then Number 5, out of nowhere, busts out with this:
We probably played that video 100 times after she said it.
That sentence became the new mantra in our house.
Whenever someone started complaining, they were hit with the don’t-be-so-crabby-about-it, each of us doing our best to imitate that little voice.
I found its use extremely satisfying with an uber cranky grocery store cashier.
And according to my babysitter, it works pretty well during a heated “discussion” with your husband…
Go ahead, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed ; )