Bella and I had just finished completing a puzzle when I asked her if she wanted to help me start dinner.
With her hands on her hips, she responded, "Mommy, I have to clean my doll house. It's SUCH a huge mess...you wouldn't even believe it!"
So as I began making dinner, out of the corner of my eye, I saw her take everything out of her doll house.
Then she grabbed a bunch of antibacterial wipes and started wiping down the floors and furniture.
I could barely contain myself as I listened to her lecture her dolls about the condition of their home.
It all sounded vaguely familiar to me.
1) Wow, you guys sure made a huge mess.
2) Why do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?!
3) Uh, HELLO? Do you all NOT see the garbage can? Why is there trash all over the floor?
4) Who didn't flush the toilet?
5) I should be getting paid for this.
6) I'm not your personal maid, people.
And my all-time favorite....
7) Do you all realize there are children in other countries who have NOTHING? No clean water to drink, no food to eat, no toys to play with...you all have NO idea how good you have it.
At first, I was taken aback...was she imitating me?! Is that REALLY how I sound to them?
But then my embarrassment quickly turned into an overwhelming sense of pride.
At the tender age of 5, Bella is already a little mother-in-training...and she can deliver sarcasm like nobody's business.
That girl knows how to make her mama proud...
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