This is the parenting go-to when our limit has been reached.
When the teeth are still unbrushed ten minutes past bedtime; when the muddy sneakers have made it un-wiped past the door mat; when the same muddy shoes are left blocking the door; when the bathroom is covered in wet towels and laundry; and the bedroom, the bedroom… Ok, stop right there buster.
Why, you ask?
Why? Why? I’ll tell you why. Because I said so! Because I’m the parent around here!
Yes, we’ve all been there once or twice on both sides of that statement.
There may be a flip side here.
I think ‘Because’ might also be the perfect answer, as well as justification, for engaging in child-likebehavior in particular circumstances…
Take a ride in the toilet, because water parks are closed until June. Tip: clean it first.
Make a stupid face, because it’s funny.
Warning: it will stay that way because that’s a scientific fact!
Eat lots of cookies. Do I even need to say it?
Imitate the living dead, because zombies are cool and they freak non-zombies out.
Dance like a fool because you think that’ll make it snow.
When the snow does fall, enjoy it. Why? Seriously? Because school’s closed!
And since reality can be a massive downer now and again, shouldn’t we be able to simply laugh at the absurdity of human existence simply because we can?
I thought so.
Part of the A-to-Z Challenge.