Girl Terror loves to talk about what she will do when she is grown up. In the past she's focused on things like grow boobies, wear make-up, etc. This weekend, the idea of revenge occurred to her.
She and I had been shopping in WalMart, but things were not going well. There was no listening, no being a nice girl, no sitting safely in the cart. There was a lot of head shaking, "NO" being said, and the end result was I left the store with a kid howling "NO!! I shop!!! Buy stuff! Not go home!" but home we went. After a veeerrry long chat in the car, she understood that unless she listens and is polite, we can always abandon the shopping cart and go home empty- handed.
Later that evening, she was talking with her Daddy.
GT: Daddy, when I get big, I drive car. I go shopping everyday, buy stuff.
Daddy: You like to go shopping with Mummy?
GT: I drive car. I buy stuff. I push cart. Mummy sit in cart, be good and listen to me!
That's what I get to look forward to in my golden years. Being pushed around WalMart, being told to listen and be good, while my child buys whatever her heart desires. She gets to drive the car. I bet she gets to pick the music, too.