Then, this morning we were reading a book about moms. The line in the book (with corresponding pictures) is "Some mommies have short hair, some mommies have big hair." Noah looked at the big hair and said, "Like you mom."
A few minutes ago, at 11am, Noah looked at me and said, "Mom, did you forget something? You're in your pajamas!" I played along like I'd forgotten and Noah laughed and said, "Good thing I reminded you Mom!" Thanks Noah, what would I do without you? (The reality of the situation is that I just haven't had a minute to spend on myself since we woke up at 7am this morning! The farthest I've gotten, as far as personal hygiene, is brushing my teeth.)
As for Alex...anytime I try to set boundaries and enforce rules she reminds me who's boss.
(ex: yesterday at the McDonald's playground I told her she could go down the slide one more time and then it was time to go. She looked at me and said sternly, "No mommy. 1,2,3,4,5 more times" then she turned around and marched off.)
I command a lot of respect around here.