While making pizza tonight, Annelise kept sticking her dirty hands in the dough.
"Stop! You're really frustrating me, Annelise. Your hands are dirty and you can't stick them in the dough."
I felt the sharpness in my tone. I took my frustration out on her. Just as I was about to apologize, I looked down to see her frowny face quickly transform into a huge smile. She cocked her head, batted her eyelashes and said
"You're a really good mommy."
What?! I'm a puddle on the floor.