Preschoolers crack me up when arguing. Our brood has graduated from "You have a girlfriend..." (though it's still used quite a bit) to "I'm not on your team!" Not sure what team they are referring to, or why the other child cares about said team, but right now it's what to say when you are totally pissed off and need to cut down deep. The following just took place:
Thunder: That's not a very good karate kick! Look, do your leg like this. (Demonstrates the correct way to "round house" kick someone in the face.)
Lightning: Mine is good too! Look! (Demonstrates his version of the "round house.")
Thunder: Nope. Not as good as mine.
Lightning: FINE! I'M NOT ON YOUR TEAM!!!
Thunder: Momma! He said he's not on my team! Momma!! Tell him not to say that!
Her Highness decided to throw a new one in the line up this morning as well. While watching "Scooby Doo" a commercial came on for some Barbie that she actually doesn't have. -Thanks to my Mother, she has nearly every Barbie ever created.
Thunder, who is very sweet most of the time and loves his big sister with all his heart: I'm gonna get that for you when it's your birthday.
Her Highness: Okay.
Within moments some sort of spat had begun. A commercial for a Power Ranger toy came on the tv.
Her Highness: I'm NOT getting you that for your birthday!!!
Thunder: Yes you are!
Back and forth they went until both ended up in tears over what presents they would/would not be getting. One's birthday is in June, the other November. What in the world?
So, the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, your boss fusses about a report, or someone is rude to you, lay it on them thick. Give 'em a piece of your mind and really let it all out... Just holler at the top of your lungs, "I'M NOT ON YOUR TEAM!" Or, let them know what they won't be getting for their birthday. Either way, it's a sure fire way to bring a person to their knees and realize the force with which they have reckoned.