“Daddy, I said hello to Miss Patty!”
“Momma, I’m doing a very good job being quiet at the library!”
“Momma, I’m not having a fit!”
“Momma, Look- I didn’t spill my drink- watch me set it down!”
“Momma, I didn’t poop my pants today!”
“Momma, I ate my dinner, now I get a treat!”
“Momma, I told Conner, No biting- teeth are not for biting!”
“Momma, I didn’t poop in the tubby! I listened to my body and said- Momma I have to go poo-poo when I felt Mr. Poo-Poo coming!”
“Momma, when I woke up in the middle of the night, I didn’t cry, I just picked up my Momo, my Dora, my blue elephant, my Horton, my babydoll, my cup of kefir and I just came verrrrrry quietly into your bed and snuggled you!
“Momma, I just waited here quietly and didn’t wake you up!”
“Momma, I won’t cry, or fuss, or run, or scream. I’ll just eat my dinner and hold a grown-ups hand in the parking lot!”
You gotta give her credit- she’s obviously listening. And making sure we’re listening too. I will admit Lovey and I have not been as quick to the draw on the positive reinforcement as we need to be lately. It seems she’s noticing her good behavior and praising herself for us. Thank goodness someone has been reading the discipline books!