Mommy's alone day couldn't have had better timing.
Love my little girl to pieces. I really do.
She can be the sweetest, sweetest thing.
But I am so, so tired of the sass. Ugh.
And while I am grateful that she doesn't act this way anywhere else, I am so frustrated that she just saves it all for me!
She came and crawled in bed with me this morning and immediately... honestly, first words out out of her mouth is a sassy little comment about a disagreement we had over a swimsuit last night. Just how I wanted to start my morning.
She continues on with a few other comments regarding the swimsuit, her dress she picked out to wear, etc. Finally I said, "I hope you aren't going to be talking this way at Jessi's today."
Imagine a super sassy little voice here, saying, "You know I wouldn't talk like this at Jessi's."
Then WHY do you think it is okay to talk to me like this????
We had another long talk about respect and how I know that she would never talk to grown-ups this way at school, or church, or Jessi's or ballet... obviously she knows this is not an appropriate way to talk to grown-ups. Why do I not fall into that same category???
We've tried sticker charts, reward systems, vinegar in her mouth (the words coming out of your mouth need to be sweet, not nasty...) but I don't feel like things are getting any better. I'm clinging to the hope that she is getting this out of her system now and that her teenage years are going to be delightful. :)
Any advice or suggestions from other mothers of sassy daughters?