Because I Said So

Because I Said So

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Yes, there are times when ita€™s appropriate to reason with your child, to patiently and eloquently explain why he or she needs to do as you ask. You might present convincing arguments like a€œBecause it makes you stronga€; a€œBecause it will keep you safea€; a€œBecause ita€™s good for youa€; a€œBecause ita€™s bad for you.a€ But there are times when the only thing that really makes sense is . . . a€œBecause I said so!!a€ This book is a hilarious, honest romp through motherhooda€”the joys, the sleeplessness, the frazzled days, the unending carpooling, the in-house refereeing, the dieting (yeah, right), the worryinga€”and did we say, the joy? Herea€™s what some of that joy looks likea€”with excerpts straight from the book: a€c I tried to do the Buns of Steel video, but quickly realized that it wasna€™t intended for people who have buns of pudding. a€c I felt like my head might explode. I kind of hoped it would so I could take a nice, peaceful ambulance ride out of there. a€c I was a little at a loss. I mean, those parenting books dona€™t tell you how to break up a fight over an imaginary friend. a€c Moms arena€™t allowed to get sick more than one day a year. Single moms arena€™t allowed to get sick ever. a€c Before you have children you cana€™t imagine yourself saying things like a€œDona€™t put chocolate milk in your pants, a€ a€œTake the hot dog out of your nose, a€ or a€œBecause I said so!a€ If youa€™re a mom-to-be or a mom in the trenches, youa€™ll love knowing that youa€™re not the only one out there who sometimes just figures it out as you go alonga€”and sometimes cana€™t figure it out at all. But in the end, Dawn has these words of encouragement just for you: a€œEnjoy this time. Even when they make you crazy, these are the best days of your life.a€ And they really are, arena€™t they?A word about car seats: although I absolutely love the things, they are time consuming. Ia#39;ve had as ... Despite the twenty times I reminded the kids to use the bathroom before we left the house, someone always has to go right as Ia#39;m ready to pull out of the driveway. Ita#39;s especially fun ... Shopping. with. Kids: The. Final. Frontier.

Title:Because I Said So
Author:Dawn Meehan
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2011-07-05


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