Dealing with 3 year olds
The other day I got into a fight with my three year-old.
It started like this -
me: please, clean up all of those Uno cards you just threw all over the room. (long, empty pause while she continues to produce/throw more cards from game cabinet)
me, again: Please, please clean them up, sweetheart. Your sister is trying to eat them.
It ended like this -
me: you are never, ever, ever allowed to go swimming, ever again.
(we just got back from swimming lessons)