"May I have gum?"
"No, Mackie. It's bedtime."
"No, Mackie, It's bedtime."
"Because it's 7:30 and it's bedtime, Mackie"
"But I want gum. I need gum, I NEED GUM!"
"Tomorrow you may have gum Mackie, go brush your teeth, it's bedtime."
"No Mackie. I am getting angry. Just go brush your teeth. The quicker you get to bed the faster morning comes. And tomorrow you may have a piece of gum."
"Mommy, what time is it?"
"It's almost 7:30; Bedtime."
"Isn't Midnight tomorrow, Mommy?"
"Yes. Please, Mackie stop talking and go brush your teeth."
"Well......if Midnight is tomorrow, can I have gum at midnight?"
"No, Mackie, you may not have gum at midnight."
"WHY? You said I can have gum tomorrow. Midnight is tomorrow. So I can have gum at Midnight."
Mackie, EVERYONE is in bed at midnight. Even the dogs are sleeping."
"But Mommy, you have an alarm clock. You can wake me up at midnight and I can have gum."
"We don't set our alarms to wake us up to have gum."
Mackie, please. Go brush your teeth."
"Well.. if you let me have gum, the gum would have already cleaned my teeth!"
**She has only had sugarless gum, which, on tv has claimed to 'clean teeth'. She remembers everything and finds loopholes where ever she can. The conversation took all of about a minute but while we were having it, it seemed to take HOURS. With every response I made, she came back at me with another..... she is a master at this. She knows what pushes my buttons. She LOVES to get me riled at bedtime!! It makes me CRAZY!!!!!
The conversation ended with her last comment. She cracks me up, infuriates me and makes me wanna pull all my hair out, all in the same second!