This was so sweet, I had to record it in our blog.
Tonight on the way home from Costco, and after an afternoon of subtle disobedience, I finally told Monica she couldn't have the cupcake she was working for. Of course, the waters works were unleashed immediately. So I asked her if she thought she deserved a cupcake. She wailed, "No! Because I wasn't listening and I'm crying and screaming, but my heart is CRUSHED!!"
Then when we put her to bed, she was still crying about the cupcake, so I told her I was sorry she couldn't have her cupcake but she could start being good again tonight and continue in the morning. She sat up with crocodile tears in her eyes and sobbed,"But Mom, my heart is CRUSHED! Do you know any songs that can calm someone down when they are upset?" So with a huge lump in my throat I sang her "I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus" and "Jesus Loves Me". She calmed down, but was still pretty sad. So hopefully tomorrow she is really good and I can give her a cupcake!