Me: Bella, you’re grounded for another day – no, make that TWO DAYS. And that includes NO PHONE!

Bella: MOM! You just make it up as you go along!

M: Of course I make it up as I go along! You think there’s some kind of rule book for parenting? You think all the parents get together and make up guidelines for what to do when their kids are rude? You think when you were born I wrote down all the things you might do and the possible consequences? You think…”

B: OKAY! OKAY! I get it!

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