Sometimes after saying such ridiculous things as this, I think about my mother-in-law. On occasion she shares her wisdom with me in regards to child-rearing.
If you didn't notice, I have a few "spirited" or "enthusiastic" children in the bunch.
One thing that I hear my mother-in-law say (in my mind) almost daily, "Pick your battles."
Today I chose the enchiladas battle versus explaining to the Urgent Care doc why my toddlers can't breathe.
Unfortunately, telling Squdge, "It is not okay to put enchiladas in your nose" made him cry.
What a meanie I am making up such absurd rules!
And just now I just heard myself say, "Is that cheese or snot coming out of his nose?"
No, my job is not glamorous. But it's worth it.