OK here's a quick one.
The other day I was changing Tristan's poopy diaper.
Shayla pipes up, 'Oh gross! That smells yucky.'
'Yes, Shayla, poop smells.' I reply.
'It smells so gross! Tristan's bum stinks.' And she just kept going on and on.
So I thought maybe I could try and use this opportunity to teach about another great time to use your kind words.
'Shayla, it may smell bad, but you could try and not say anything unless you have kind words to say.'
'Well Mom, it just stinks!'
'Fine. Yes it stinks. But if it's bothering you so much... don't smell it!'
'But Mooooom, I HAVE TO BREATH!'
Her hands were on her hips and everything!
And that's when I put my hands on my hips and told the 13 year old to, 'Go breath somewhere else then!'