"You need to stop when you hit something, especially if it's me"
"Back up and go around"
"You need to STOP when you hit something, especially if it's me"
repeat every five minutes until the school bus comes.
Little Fish has no feeling below her waist, she genuinely doesn't understand why running over my feet hurts me. I could show her the bruises but she thinks they are pretty and I don't want to give her ideas!
How is it though that my conversation seems to be commands - the above conversation, or variations including "Please close the spoon drawer, put the spoons back and close the drawer, pick up the spoons and put them back, then close the spoon drawer", or "Turn off the taps, turn off the taps, turn off the taps and come away from the sink (insert above stop/back up conversation here)" whereas Little Fish's own efforts at repetitive conversation include "I need a cuddle" "I need a kiss" "I need a squeeze" "I need to go WHEEEEEEE!"? How does she get to be the cute one and I get to be the boring ogre issuing decrees and stopping her fun?