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Word of the Day: WHEEDLE

1 : to influence or entice by soft words or flattery

2 : to gain or get by coaxing or flattering

3 : to use soft words or flattery

My sweet little granddaughter, Lily Rose, is tiny in stature, but when it comes to bedtime, she sure can carry a big stick. When this frilly little powerhouse doesn’t want to do something, no amount of wheedling can turn that stubborn little heart into submission.

With her head held high, her long lashes blinking in defiance, and those luxurious locks swinging to and fro, her ‘no’s’ at bedtime can cause a grown man to cry.

And believe you me, she can outlast all of us. Barely 3 feet tall, with arms crossed in dogged determination, if she doesn’t want to, she doesn’t want to and that is it!

Now don’t get me wrong, when the sun is high in the sky, she is all sweetness and cream. Loving on and charming the socks off of everyone within hearing distance. But once that big, yellow ball in the sky closes its eyes for the night, that’s when our Lily girl’s opens wide!

I’ve assured my daughter, that this too shall pass. One day, Lily will love curling up her cute little toes in a comfy bed and will look forward to hours and hours of beauty sleep. Until that day comes, though, Lily-10, Mommy-0:)

Creatively His, Sue:)


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