3 year old: "Mommy, those are mean alligators, like you."
Me: "Wait, what (I was only half listening to the previous 10 minutes where he gave the life and adventures of said alligators & pirates)? I'm not mean."
3 yo: "Yes you are mommy, but only a little bit, like the alligators."
He runs off as I contemplate if this is a score in the good mom or bad mom column? I choose to pat myself on the back for a job well done. Looks like I'm winning some of these battles.
My meanest act of the day had been not letting him eat a "cold treat" for breakfast. It was a good negotiation tactic, but no matter how hard you try to make ice cream sound healthy, it's just not.....believe me, I've explored this Avenue before.