Both sides now

Evidence that I am becoming my father:

Child: “Can I have a {snack food/dessert item}?
Me: “No, dinner is in half an hour.”
Child: “But I’m starving!”
Me: “Well have an {apple /unnapealing healthy food}.”
Child: “Ugh. I don’t want an {apple /unnapealing healthy food}.”
Me: “Well then you must not be starving. Wait until dinner.”

Once upon a time I played the Child in that conversation. Now I am my father. I also do a similar conversation involving juice or soda pop and water quite often. I’ve looked at parenting from both sides now.

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