Jadyn, not quite 2 1/2 years old, has entered the "why" phase. It's only just started; she's only asked a few times so far. But I'm already worried - not about her, mind you, but about myself.
Today I actually uttered one of those generational phrases that every new mother insists they will never use.
Me: Jadyn, get down from there.
Me (as an autonomic response): Because I said so.
Even though I immediately apologized to her and gave her a valid reason, it was too late. It was done. It was official.
I'm a mommy cliche.