But why, Mommy?
Because I said so.
Yep, I use that dreaded line. I think it is a good idea to explain the why behind a lot of my actions. I write about that all the time. But the truth is sometimes the reason is as short as ‘Because I said so.’ That is the conversation stopper right there. I think it is important for my children to hear this reason. There are times for explanations and conversations, and there are times for obeying. Because I said so is an important lesson for several reasons.