Thwarted By My Own Principles
My middle child has been sucking her left thumb ever since she had one (literally - I have the ultrasound pictures to prove it). She’s five now and has mostly grown out of it, but we’ve been trying to get her to stop entirely.
Usually, she treats our efforts like a game (that she’s winning). This afternoon, however, she got annoyed. She popped her thumb out of her mouth, fixed me with a glare, and announced, “I AM IN CHARGE OF MY OWN BODY.”
I conceded the point.