I came across this gem of a conversation from when my daughters were 5. It makes me laugh every time, so I thought I’d share it with you.
J: … and then you can put your hair in two braids and be Tigerlily.
M: You’re not the boss of me. I don’t have to be Tigerlily.
J: She has black hair and long hair and you have black hair and long hair.
M: You are not the boss of me. Mommy is the boss of me.
J: And the teacher.
M: Yes. Mommy is the boss of me and the teacher is the boss of me and Daddy is the boss of me, but you are not the boss of me.
J: I’m just saying you can be Tigerlily.
M: Mommy, can you make me two braids to be Tigerlily?
Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 7-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. She lives with them and their 3 cats in the Austin, TX suburbs and works full time as a business analyst. She retired her personal blog, Double the Fun, when the girls entered elementary school and also blogs at Adoption.com and Multicultural Mothering.