Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You're not the boss of me

That's what my niece Sami says all the time

Most especially to me

I don't mean to boss her around...she just happens to think that anything I say is essentially doing that

I know that it's just her age, and she's cute and I love her...but some days? I get reallllly tired of hearing it

I usually just roll my eyes slightly and walk away

Like the other day Boyfriend and I took her and her two older sisters to DQ to get a chocolate dipped ice cream cone

Things went really well until Sami wanted to get out and throw away her napkin

I was afraid that if she got out she wouldn't come back, so I told her to wait until everyone was finished

"You're not the boss of me"

Actually, Sami, right now I'm the boss of you, Erika, and Gabi because your mommy and daddy aren't here

Or the other day she was in Peach's office and pulled some chocolate out of a bag to eat, I told her to make sure to ask Peach first since it was her chocolate

"You're not the boss of me"

Today I was at work dropping something off for my sister and Mama Smurf asked me to go get her some lunch, so I was getting her debit card out of her purse and Sami happened to walk by

"Don't get in my Grandma's purse!!"

I wanted to say "You're not the boss of me!!"

But I didn't, I just told her that Grandma had asked me to get something for her

She even brought up that particular topic at Sunday dinner, bringing up when certain people were allowed to be the boss of her and when they weren't

She didn't once bring up my name, so I guess I'm never allowed to be the boss of her

So my question is...

Can I make a list too?

Can I say to Mr Boss man

"You're not the boss of me"?

It would be really nice if I could get away with that....


Bossy Betty said...

OOOO...give it a try and let us know how it goes!

Laura Darling said...

Hahaha sometimes I wish I could say that too!!

Dazee Dreamer said...

just tell trouble that she's not the boss of you

and yes, make a list. I triple dog dare you

Pat Tillett said...

I think it would be great to say that to your boss. Good luck remaining employed...
I'm not a big fan of kids these days Of course we have many of them and grandkids also. I think I like the grandkids better...

le Chef said...

Aaahhh yes, the niece. I used to work in the family business, and had a niece just like Sami. .. only it was my chocolate she constantly ate.
We came to an understanding, because unlike her mother, I have no problem with saying "NO".
I was not her favorite person for doing this, but she learned pretty quick she needed to ask.
You may not need to tell her she's not your boss - though I soooo understand that one LOL! But she does need to know that talking to adults like that is disrespectful .... not cute.
Just sayin ... because if no one else will .....
Best of luck! said...

You took her for chocolate dipped ice-cream and she talked to you like that? That's just wrong.

Powdered Toast Man said...

I have a similar line but it goes "I'll do what I want"

Joann Mannix said...

Your niece and I have the same philosophy. If there is one thing that makes me see red, it is when someone tries to tell me what to do. I have no idea why. I don't think I was like that as a child, in fact, I was the most submissive kid around. Maybe, that's why. It's a rebellious thing.

Thanks again for all the updates when I couldn't access the blogs.

Nicki said...

Think I could get away with saying it to my landlord?

Venassa said...

That is possible one of the most irritating phrases that come out of children's mouths but it sounds like you have a lot of patience with her, which is good. At least it means she will probably be one of those kids who stands up for herself when she needs to later on in life. Thankfully, no one really acts like they're the boss of me. Even my bosses are pretty cool that way.

If you did say that to your boss, I bet it would at least make a good story for the blog :p