Monday, January 26, 2009

You Can't Win with this Child


Yesterday, Mark was telling Jianna it was bath night. During the winter, the girls shower every other night unless we feel they need an extra.


Jianna didn't really want to stop playing to have her shower, so began to negotiate and explain why she did not need a shower.
She started out with the fact that she had had 2 showers in a row, therefore, she should be able to skip a night. 
We explained that she could not "bank" her showers.


She did not feel she was dirty as there was no dirt to be seen on her. 
We explained that there were oils from your body and dust that get in your hair and that she did indeed need a shower.

Mark, trying to solidify our argument, brought up the fact that he showered every day.


Without missing a beat, Jianna, seriously as can be says, "Yeah well you are made out of dirt so you need more showers!"

Honestly, the kid's too smart for her own good!
She may be smarter than us, but she did still have her shower, and we laughed our heads off while she did.


10 comments:

Shari said...

Jianna does have a valid point!

"And the LORD God formed MAN of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:7

Jen said...

Shari,
That was Jianna's thinking...we girls were made of ribs, but the men were made of dirt so it only made sense to her that they would need more showers.

Maureen said...

I am laughing my head off.
It makes sense to me too.

Rhonda said...

It has always boggled my mind when my kids have felt they were being 'punished' when I've told them it's time for them to shower.

Holly said...

Our kids also act like showering is punishment!

Jianna....oh how I love her....she is one of a kind!!!

Shari said...

Jen
Last week we received a letter in the mail that was addressed to
"Pastor Kevin and Rib" (honestly)
I'd rather be a rib than dust any day!

Amy said...

I think I may have a ways to go..lol..my kids LOVE to bathe/shower. I'm sure it won't be long though. lol.

Jen said...

Yeah, the whole shower thing boggles my mind...there are a hundred reasons why they don't need them at this stage, but once she is in there, without fail, she sings at the top of her lungs and takes as long as any teenager. Can she ever wreck a bathroom though!

Shari, the letter addressed to rib...what a hoot, someone has a sense of humor.
Next time, Jianna uses the Adam and Eve argument, I am going to remind her of the sticky messy ribs she like to eat!

Roxanne said...

That girl will never be at a loss for words!

Tamatha said...

lol...that is too funny!