Does she ever! Last night - while taking a bath is a perfect example. L is SUPER independent. She has to do everything herself. In theory I am a proud mama bear she has this in her spirit - don't get me wrong - but
Side note: yes we had a discussion. Don't judge. You try forcing her to do anything. Go ahead, try it. It will be mayhem for the rest of the night - unless of course you are Nana Lu. Her solution involves bribery - currency tic tacs. My strategy is it is best to just let her think she is in control of her own destiny, when in fact you are really manipulating the situating (insert evil laugh).
Back to tub time, "L, listen, if you don't wash your hair I'm going to have to do it, OK?" She looks up - dead serious and says... "Mama. I not listening. OK?"
Me, in my head, "No shit."
Me, in reality, "Yeah, I know you aren't listening. Why? We have to get going here, it's getting late."
L "Yeah. I don't know. I no listening. OK. I'm a good girl, but don't want to listen right now."
Totally seriously. Totally matter of fact. I totally bust out laughing, which tic tac pusher, Nana Lu would frown over.
Naughty girl, indeed.