Kids: Masters of Manipulation

Ava knows right from wrong. And I think we (or I, at least) sometimes under estimate how smart she is even at age two. Like it's crazy how manipulative Ava can be!

 Kids: The Masters of Manipulation -- The Overwhelmed Mommy Blogger

If you've been following us and our potty training journey for a while now, you know that Ava's picked up potty training with ease but this also comes with so much manipulation and for me, it's hard to decipher when she's lying or telling the truth. Before bed, her thing is to tell us she needs to pee or poo. So of course, we put her on the potty and let her do her thing. And every single time, she says, "A bit more" when we ask her if she's all done, even if she's already gone.

So here we are the other night, sitting on the bathroom floor for 20 minutes because she insists that she has "a bit more poo poo." At this point, we're over it. Completely over it. She's already gone poop twice that day (which is more than usual) so we take her off, she screams and yells and we put her in her crib, thinking she will just fall asleep like usual. Because of course, she's just manipulating us, right?

Nope.

10 minutes later she yells, "mama poo poo in crib" and I go over and you guessed it, she pooped in her pants. Let me tell you, I felt TERRIBLE. Like in the moment, I felt like the worst mom in the entire world. I was literally heartbroken. I hugged her and told her I was sorry and told her it's okay as she bawled her eyes out thinking she did something wrong. My child was telling me she needed to go and here I am forcing her to go poop in her pants because I didn't believe her.

Pretty terrible, right?

But how would I know? How can I tell what's the truth and what isn't?

I very well could've sat there for two hours and let her walk all over me, telling me she she needed to go but really, just wanting to delay her bed time. So how do I know? Tell me, how do I tell the difference between manipulation and truth?

OOTW | Maxi Skirts + Bell Bottoms

You all know about my obsession with cute jumpsuits -- example 1, example 2, example 3... should I keep going? So while I realize that my jumpsuit obsession may be something some of you can jump on board with, others maybe not so much. 

So I'm taking a break from jumpsuits today and feature my second favorite types of clothing:

Maxi Skirts + Bell Bottoms

A black and white maxi skirt for me and baby bell bottoms for Ava. Oh yeah, and don't forget about our mommy + me watches. Who could say no to all of that? 

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You know the drill --
If you see anything you love, just click the links below to shop!
And remember, if you shop through my links, you're supporting my little family
and we cannot thank you enough for that :)

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Chou La La | A Curated Cute Kids Clothing Box

I'm just going to jump the gun and say it:

I'm obsessed with Chou La La.

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You heard it here first. Well, maybe not but I thought I sounded kinda cool saying that ;) I've been posting Ava in a whole lot of Chou La La kids outfits and for some strange reason, they always get the most compliments -- while we're out and about, on social media, you name it.

Even last week I found myself scouring the internet to find a pair of those striped pants so I, too, could get as many compliments on my outfits as she got when we were at Malibu Cafe this past weekend. Spoiler Alert: I found a pair that matches almost exactly, they arrived today and they fit me like a a glove (pics of us wearing super cute matching mommy and me pants coming soon!).

But as I continue to ramble (per usual) you're probably wondering:

What the heck is Chou La La anyways?

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You know how when someone else picks out your outfits they end up being so much cuter than when you pick them out? Yep, that's Chou La La kids clothing box in a nutshell. You choose your style (they have tons of style options listed), they curate a box of kids clothes that goes perfectly with the style you love, you choose add on's at checkout if there are any items you see that you just have to add to your box and boom, it all suddenly appears at your doorstep.

Now that's my kind of shopping. You too?

I ended up selecting two box styles (because I just couldn't decide on one style) and I added on that darling rust orange paper bag kids skirt to my cart because I mean...I just couldn't resist!

Super cute kids clothes all picked out for you.

Now that's a kids clothing box I can jump on board with any day of the week. Click the button below to browse styles and select the perfect fit for your kids' wardrobe and in no time, you'll have the most stylish kid on the block without even getting off of your couch (Well...you'll have to snag it on your door step but that's the tiny exception).

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