I have always known that my oldest was going to be sassy and she is!! However, my son has really been trying to assert himself these days and sass is all I get from him. He likes to repeat back to me whatever I say to him. Remember doing that when you were a kid?? Yeah, well it was annoying enough then, but when your 3-year-old is doing it to you while you are trying to be serious and scold him . . . it's way more annoying. Yesterday he was starting to get uppity and I (in true parent fashion) say firmly "Sean Willard . . . (you know how it goes)" and he turns around and looks right at me and repeats in the same tone, "Mommy Willard . . . "
You know someone should just slap us internally when we laugh at our kids when they do something like that! My husband and I luckily were not looking at each other because I am not sure we would have been able to hold it in at that point.
It's not right to call a boy sassy, though, right?