Me: We had a hard day today, Jude. The days go so much smoother when you are kind to your sister and respectful to me. I love you and want to have fun with you. I'd like you to try to have a better day tomorrow.
Jude: I LOVE you, Mommy and I promise I will NEVER whine again!
Me: (laugh -- I wasn't even talking about whining!) You probably will whine again, but I'll love you anyway.
Jude: I'll love you anyway, too!
Here's another story. Jude was pestering me to get something for him (unrelated to lunch) while I was heating up my lunch and about to eat. So after several times of him asking me repeatedly, this is what happened:
Me: I will get it for you after lunch. I am hungry and need to eat. I have needs, too, you know! The world doesn't just revolve around you.
Jude: Actually, mama, it DOES. (giggle, giggle)
Wow, do I have my work cut out for me or what?! :)
After that lunch I took these sweet pics of Jude:
Indi is wanting to sit on the potty, usually AFTER she's already gone in her diaper, but hey, she's starting to make the connection! YAY!! Here's hoping she trains early!
Jude and Indi are in a "best of friends/worst of enemies" stage. Here is a best friends moment. Jude asked me to take this picture.