I'm missing the days when Paige was two, unquestioning and immediately obedient. I used to be able to say that she was such a reasonable toddler. Now that she's three she is much more capable of reasoning and she has a rebuttal almost everytime I ask her to stop doing something.
Me: Paige, please stop jumping on the couch.
P: But, I'm not wearing my shoes!
Me: Paige, don't play with the big clock.
P: But, Mom, my hands are not dirty!
Me (while walking through a store): Paige, I need you to hold my hand. Don't let go.
P: Why? We're not in the parking lot!
Me: Paige, stop doing that to your sister.
P: But she's not crying!
Me: Paige, I want you to wait for me to help you wipe your bum.
P: But, Moooooomm, I'm 3 now!
Yeah, I noticed.