As a mom of three young kiddos (and an educator), I certainly have some experience with the stages of child development - newborn, infant, toddler, preschool and school-age. They are all completely different; they all have some amazing, heartwarming parts that most parents never want to end. On the other hand, there are a handful of things that I would pay $1 million dollars to not have to go through them. The toddler stage is a perfect example of that. Toddlers are naturally curious and independent, which unfortunately can manifest itself in a number of negative ways, including a kiddo who is nosy and bossy. I'm not naming any names, but we have one of those kinds in our house. She happens to be 3.5 feet tall, brown hair, and seems to think that because she's #3 that somehow makes her in charge.
My pint-sized CEO seems to think she knows better than me (as well as everyone she comes across).
Marilyn is most certainly a verbal, opinionated little person. Let's face it, she's downright bossy -- she tells you where to sit, which pants she wants to wear, and which water bottle you have to drink from.
Many things that fly out of her mouth leave Brian and I speechless. We are usually shocked also. I'm not sure if it's more because of what she is saying or if it's because she is so darn articulate for her age. Either way, Marilyn is a little bossy pants.