I am convinced that my family loves me. I know that deep down in those nasty little souls of theirs, they are fully aware that their life would be more of a living hell that it already is if I wasn't here. I mean, they're spiteful and mean sometimes, but they aren't stupid.
I'm also convinced that Emily likes to push my buttons, just to see the reaction she'll get. Everyday, it's something new and I know she's giggling inside that little head of hers, dying from anticipation of how I'll respond to her latest words or actions.
This brings me to the fact that my sweet child has lost her glasses. Yes. The glasses that she is supposed to remove from her face and set in one of two places ... in which they are in neither. Her punishment is having to wear her OLD glasses, that she hates. But she has to wear them until the regular ones are found.
ME: Emily, where in the heck are your glasses?
EMILY: I don't know Mom, maybe if you had your act together they wouldn't be lost and you'd know where they are.
Ya see? The little shit tries to turn this around on ME. Suddenly it's MY fault that she didn't put her glasses away in the proper place. I swear the next 15 years with her is going to be a doozy. A wild roller coaster ride, I tell ya!
Oh by the way ... the reaction that she got from her smart ass comment above, was a nice long visit to the naughty spot. However, judging from the look on her face the whole time she sat there ... she thinks it was well worth it.
So the reward has been posted ... 20 bucks to whoever finds the glasses. I have a funny feeling my house is going to be turned upside down and inside out this weekend.
Might be a good time for some spring cleaning.