Lily thought it would be a good idea to whine it’s not fair when I asked her to pick up some of the ten thousand blankets she’d used to build a fort in the family room.
Frustrated, I jumped into my now-overused diatribe on ‘fair’. I threw out a few examples, including “Is it fair that your brother is cleaning the guinea pig cage and you aren’t helping him?”
It was going well until I threw in, “Is it fair that you’ve been playing all day and were out on the swings while I made lunch, brought your dishes in, cleaned and put everything away?”
Lily had been quick to answer all the other questions with a ‘No, that’s not fair’ but here she took pause and looked a little bit confused, “Yeah, that’s fair. That’s what parents do. Kids are only supposed to play. Parents have to do all the other stuff.”
I think I have to revisit our chore chart…