How many times a day can a toddler say “no”? I don’t know what the record is, but Sweetpea is giving it her all.

“Listen to this, sweetie,” I say over lunch, hoping to stem the tide. I quote one of my favorite lines ever, from Forster’s A Room with a View. And I say it with gusto:

“At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.”

A long pause while Sweetpea considers this.

Firmly she adds, “And a no.”


Update on the 15 Minute Project: So far, so good.