As a mother of three daughters, I have definitely heard a conversation like the one I found on 5 Minutes for Faith. Actually, just last week, I must have told my 9 year old daughter at least 50% of the days before school that she needed to find different pants to wear, that she needed to brush her hair….again, and that she had better wash her face before stepping out eh front door to head to school.
Kids will be kids, and they often don’t care how they look (but just wait til they’re old enough to care!) but mom ALWAYS cares.
“But I don’t want to wear my hair that way!”
“Why not, it looks cute.”
I don’t care, I don’t like it.”
“I don’t care if you don’t like it; you are wearing it like this.”
“Because you have pictures today and I want them to be cute.”
“But they are my pictures!”
“Actually they are my pictures of you because I’m paying for them.”
“Well I don’t care. I’m not wearing my hair like this!”
“You will wear your hair like this or you won’t play outside for the rest of the week.”
“But I don’t understand why you just want let me do what I want to!”
“You don’t have to understand it. You just have to obey me.”