I know you’re just a toddler, but I have three children and am greatly outnumbered–so just to let you know, usually it’s the guilty “did Mom catch me doing this?” look that I notice and not whatever bad behavior that you’re worried I’ll punish you for. I probably wouldn’t even notice if you snuck out of your bedroom for some late night Wii if you’d just do it and not act like you want to get caught. If you want to systematically drop individual spaghetti noodles from your highchair onto my freshly cleaned floors, you’d get away with it more readily if you didn’t catch my attention with furtive glances in my direction. Your paranoia is probably holding you back from all kinds of fun that I otherwise would not know about—imagine all the drawing on your walls and booger wiping and candy eating you could be doing right now?
Can’t wait ’til you’re a teenager.
Cassandra can be found on Twitter @aclevergirl. Learn more about her family’s unique challenges and why they have hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy at Byrds for a Cure.