It's no secret, my kid's a tad bit defiant. Alright, some days she's a hell of a lot defiant.
But she's a smart one.
This morning, for reasons I'm not entirely sure of, she threw her juice cup on the floor when she was finished with it.
"K, come back in here and pick up this cup and put it in the sink."
"No," she said so casually.
My gut reaction was to pick up the cup and launch it in her direction, but I did some deep breathing and counted to ten to think it through. In the end I decided to use my big girl words instead.
"If you don't come pick up this cup, there will be no orange juice with breakfast tomorrow morning."
In her hap, hap, happiest voice she said, "Oh that's okay Mama. I'm having pink lemonade tomorrow."
So pleased with her quick witted response, she practically skipped into the next room.
Let it be known though, I am ruler supreme. She did pick up the cup and she even put it in the sink.