Emma (after being sent to bed early for being naughty): Mom, why are you nicer to Aubrey then you are to me?
Me: Emma, you are going to bed early as a consequence to your actions. Someday when you have a little girl and when she disobeys you will have to give her consequences too.
Emma: Yeah, someday I will have to give her a big spanking just like the one I am working on right now.
Mom, you need to cut my hair in the morning. This is just not working for me right now.
Emma has just said a naughty word right in front of Dan and I. This is the conversation that followed.
Dan: Emma, we do not say that word. It is a naughty word and we don't talk like that.
Heather: Emma, come here please.
Emma (interrupting before I can finish it): Mom! Dad already handled it.
Long pause while I collect myself
Emma is downstairs putting her soccer clothes in the laundry. I am in the kitchen when I hear her crying. I meet her at the stair and this is what she says to me.
Me: Emma are you okay? What happened?
So much mischief from such a cutie.