I'm trying to figure out the gentle parenting response to what just happened. A couple times a week my 3 yo and I grab Tim Horton's cookies before picking up my 5 yo from school.
(The pick up process has been a semi-nightmare and pretty stressful because it happens around 3pm, right when my 3 yo usually grabs a nap, if I'm lucky. When he doesn't get a nap I have to babywear his 40 pound fanny the quarter mile walk to the school so he doesn't run into traffic and die in the parking lot.)
My 5 yo is still adjusting to kindergarten and is absolutely an exhausted, grumpy mess when I pick her up. I'd LOVE for her to ride the bus, but I think her hour long bus ride is ridiculous when we live a literal block from the school. Regardless, the past few times I've purchased cookies she's lost her mind over me choosing the WRONG type of cookie. The 3 yo then loses his mind TOO, realizing that he already ate HIS cookie and(wtf!) wants his SISTER'S! All Hell then breaks loose (this has seriously happened twice) until my 5 yo hands half of her cookie to her brother to appease him. This is when I predictably lose it because I'm repeatedly trying to convince everyone in our house that we can't let the 3 year old run EVERYTHING. My 5 yo then screams bloody murder because I'm yelling at her for, get this, SHARING?
So my question is: how many cookies should I buy for myself next time, because I think a bottle of Bully Hill table white would go well with the m&m cookies. 🤣😂😀🤔🤔😜
Hi. I'm Lindsay. Daughter, sister, wife, mother and collector of useless (and useful) information.