I've been reading a lot of Jane Austen lately.
I've now finished Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park.
I'm starting to think they were on to something in the 1800's.
For instance, 'because I said so' seemed to be a valid reply in those days. I tried using this line with eldest daughter today but it didn't work. My teen just stood in the doorway and continued to glare at me. In Jane Austen's books the young girl would have flounced away in tears.
I wanted flounce. Okay, I wanted her gone – I was tired of fighting.
I am going to start on Jane Eyre tomorrow. I bet she never glared at anyone. I think they just sent her off to boarding school when she got out of hand.
Like I said, I think they were on to something in the 1800's.