As you can guess since Abby will be two in less than two weeks she is a handful. I swear it's a good handful 98% of the time and we're elated to be having the handfuls that we have compared to other parents out there.
One of the times that Abby is most stubborn is at lunch or dinner time. (For the record, she's an angel in the morning at breakfast...) We often find ourselves reminding her that it's time to eat, not time to throw things on the floor or watch Elmo or Signing Time on the computer. Meal time is for meals.
On Monday while Anny and I were in the kitchen cleaning up and getting things ready for dinner prep we could hear Abby quietly playing in the living room. She was playing with her castle toy, complete with people and a huge dining table.
The one-sided, aimed-at-toys conversation we overheard was:
"Dinner, sit down."
I'm not quite sure where she has heard that before...
All of her meal time troubles go away if you give her a cookie: