You know how when you're a smug twenty-something you are sure you'll never do or say certain things as a parent? Yeah, me too. Until I had my own kid, of course.
I didn't actually say it, but I really wanted to say it. It is one of the worst Mom lines there is. It is the one that always made me cry harder and feel more miserable. The one that made it crystal clear that you did not have an ally in Mom. Can you guess?
Zoe was crying over some minor injury which I felt was mostly imagined and then as my mother was trying to soothe her she started searching for more things to be upset about. It is a special talent of Zoe's to find things to cry about. Since I was already annoyed with the first reason she was crying the adding on was really getting to me.
And that's when it happened. The words formed in my head and were on their way out of my mouth. It was a miracle that I was able to stop myself from saying...
If you don't stop crying, I will give you something to cry about.