Chloe is a bossy child, and that's putting it mildly. The main reason she finds herself in time out is because she was ordering me around. Many times she realizes what she's doing when I ask her (or just plain tell her) who's the boss, but often she refuses to back down and lands herself on the chair. She is definitely a natural leader who must always be right, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.
And sometimes it is just a funny thing.
Today, she wanted to watch a movie after preschool. I told her that was fine and asked her which movie she had in mind, and this is the conversation that ensued:
Chloe: I don't know which movie I want to watch. I just want you to pick it mom.
Me: How about "Ratatouille?"
Chloe: No Mom! I wanted to watch a Princess movie!
Me: Oh, okay. Do you want to watch "The 12 Dancing Princesses?"
Chloe: Noooooo! You didn't let me finish what I was going to say! I want to pick some Princess movies and then you can tell me which one I should watch.
Me: All right.
Chloe: Okay, I picked three movies. Should I watch "The Island Princess,"
"The 12 Dancing Princesses"or "Ella Enchanted?"
Me: I think you should watch "Ella Enchanted."
Chloe: (begins to cry) No! I didn't want you to pick that one! It has to be a movie with A LOT of princesses in it.
Me: (taking the hint) Okaaaaay.....so do you want to watch "The 12 Dancing Princesses?"
Chloe: (now bright and cheery) Okay! Let's go put it on Mommy!
That's Chloe for you...she absolutely refuses to admit that something could be anything but her idea. I mean, how dare I suggest the movie she wanted to watch before she put me through the rigamarolle of figuring out her desires? Totally unforgivable in her mind.