I always tell the girls, mamas have third eyes.
On our way home after a long drive, MC squealed:
MC: Mama, here is where F and I went around our bike.
We were shocked, my husband and I. Because the said street where MC and her playmate were supposed to be riding their bikes is a part of a busy national road. Plus, we always tell them to drive only around our streets! They dont have any business going that way at all.
Well, we immediately told her that that road is off limits and would remain off limits until we said so. She nodded and said, 'okay, I would also tell F.' Of course, it doesnt stop there.
I was driving and the girls with F, were in the car. MC started telling F that they are not allowed to go biking in that particular road because mama and papa said so. F was surprised that we knew about it. Asking, 'and who told them about it?'
I had to butt-in, 'I always tell MC that all mamas' have third eyes. We know what is happening even though we are not always around. We simply wait for our kids to let us know what they did because it is by doing so that we learn to trust them to do things alone.'
The three girls simply nodded in silence. And I hope those nods also mean they understand what I told them!