Let’s Just Call It A Parenting “Style”

I honestly can’t decide if this was a good or a bad parenting decision I made this morning, but this is what happened:

L: (pointing) Daddy go in another room?

Me: *suspiciously* Why?

L: (fiddling with an open marker) Daddy no say why, just go in living room now.

Me: No, I don’t think so.

L: *insistently* Daddy go sit on the couch in the living room.

Me: *even more suspiciously* Are you asking me to leave because you want to get into mischief?

L: *brightly* Yes!

Me: Huh . . . points for honesty, at least. (comprehending) Do you want me to leave so you can draw on yourself with that marker?

L: (nodding) I do! Daddy go sit on the couch now?

Me: (shrugging as I exited the room) What the heck? I could do with a few moments to myself.

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