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Idioms for parents

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. You can’t make the little horse eat either.

Not a bite. Not ONE BITE. And you know she likes french toast. And you made it all vanilla-flavored and everything. She has eaten it before AND SHE LIKES IT. But now she won’t touch it.

After a battle that lasts way longer than it should you know you should just leave it alone but you can’t. You’re squeezing the life out a war you are likely to lose, but you just cannot let it go. Not this time.

She’s all sizing you up now, dark velvet eyes narrow at you while she tilts her head ever so slightly to the left. She is examining her opponent, getting a feel for the situation. She sighs a little, it’s almost inaudible, but you hear it and you can smell victory – it’s so close you can almost taste it. Because she sees you’ve dug in with this one, and she grudgingly surrenders. The little shit girl horse agrees to lick it.

You agree to her terms. She places the tip of her tongue on the very edge of a corner of a piece of your delicious vanilla-flavored French toast. She shudders violently and makes a face like she has licked pond scum.

HA! I GOT HER TO LICK IT. I definitely won that battle. Oh yeah, for sure. This 4.9 year old has most surely met her match.


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  1. Your Ima
    October 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Love it and believe it or not, I haven’t seen it before. Just read all your posts.

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