It can be hard being a three-year-old. Especially when your parents forget your favorite drink.
According to the Metro, toddler Myla Anderson decided she wasn’t going to sit idly by when her parents, Ben and Sophie, told her they forgot to pack her milk when they went for a family swim at their hotel pool in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
But instead of crying or making a fuss, as a toddler might understandably do in this situation, Myla took her fate into her own hands, sidled up to the poolside bar, and sat down on a bar stool with the air of confidence of an old barfly.
It’s as if she’s saying, “Barkeep. Milk. Straight up. And make it snappy.”
Of course, according to her father, Ben Anderson, on Twitter, Myla was far more polite to the bartender than that, but you can definitely see the determination (or, perhaps, annoyance) on her face. He posted a video of the little girl patiently waiting for her beverage on Twitter, saying, “My daughter is actually something else.”
My daughter is actually something else. We told her there was no milk in the baby bag so she got out the pool and took herself to the bar to go and ask for some and the bar staff actually served her a glass 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AxhKZK1Soj— Ben Anderson (@IAmBenAnderson) August 26, 2019
According to Anderson’s account, Myla originally asked for a bottle of milk, but the bartender told her that they didn’t have bottles, only glasses.
She apparently responded, coolly, “A glass is fine.”
According to one of the ladies in the video she went over and first asked for a bottle of milk but the lady said they only had glasses and Myla said “a glass is fine” 😂😂— Ben Anderson (@IAmBenAnderson) August 26, 2019
There are full-grown adults who don’t even have the confidence of this tiny child.
According to the Metro, Anderson said the bartender was incredibly kind and accommodating with his daughter. He said the bartender “helped her down off the barstool and didn’t charge us for it, and Myla strutted back to the pool looking all smug because she’d got what she wanted.”
People responded on Twitter praising the young girl for her independence. Some kids know what they want, and most importantly, they know how to get it.
She looking like “and what y’all going do about it” pic.twitter.com/FzYp1cJFaV— A$AP RICK🌹 (@derrickfarmer12) August 27, 2019
Make it a double...I've had a day. pic.twitter.com/oyGPU9iZzC— His Dudeness (@ZJudkins) August 28, 2019
Raising her right. She knows if she want it to depend on herself to get it!!— MSFkingW (@HonestlyCrzy) August 27, 2019
She knew what she wanted. And she went and got it. pic.twitter.com/HLgT5ev8wV— Megan Thee Stallions TWERK WIND (@rastamiller) August 27, 2019
A real boss - we stan 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 poor girl looks like she's got the world on her shoulders lol— Tolu (@ToluTWilliams) August 26, 2019
A strong, independent black woman!— GABRIEYONCÉ (@_mylifeasgabbi) August 28, 2019
Anderson posted a follow-up, saying that Myla was so confident after that first interaction, she even went back up to the bar to order her mom a Diet Coke the next day.
She went back today to order a Diet Coke for her mum 😂 pic.twitter.com/hnxJ6anmZY— Ben Anderson (@IAmBenAnderson) August 27, 2019
Anderson responded to some of the tweets, saying, “There’s a lesson to be learned here.” The lesson, we think, is that if you’re smart, determined, and polite, you can get your milk and drink it, too.