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'Ivey'tude...when the stool is in her way

Mobility and language.  She is so very 'finished' with the stool in her path.  Not to mention that she is dragging the feeding pump behind her.  Pre-teen life in our house.  She's told me she was 'finished' with me a time or to...Now how to discipline this little creature?


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