Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What did you just say??

WOW! I can't believe my 3 year old talked back to me! Well- he did do it in a very sweet way-- but I was still shocked. Here is how it went down:)

1st off- Ethan loves building blocks- he will build a castle for you anytime, anyplace, upside down, naked- whatever...you name it-- he'll do it! So- this scene is after he is done playing with his blocks (which we have about a million- NO- a GAZILLION!)

Me: Ethan, it is time to pick up your blocks now. Will you pick them up for Mommy please?

Ethan: No. You can do it.

Me: Ethan, that makes Mommy so sad when you won't pick up your blocks.

Ethan: Ok.

Me: Ethan- I guess you won't be able to play with your blocks anymore because you won't pick them up.

Ethan: I guess so.

Me: Ethan- I guess I'll just have to throw them away.

Ethan: Yeah, I guess you will have to because Dante doesn't like playing with them anymore, and I don't either. So, yeah, just throw them away. It's OK with me, Mommy!

Me: (thinking) purpose defeated- kind of like when you are sitting in church and your child is acting bad, and you tell them you will take them home or in the hall- and they are like- OK- LET'S GO!!!

Back to the building blocks, I guess. ( and I guess it doesn't help when you are trying to hold back your laughter, either)

4 comments:

Sonja said...

hee hee. It's one of the hardest things about being a mom. (holding back the laughter)

:)

Amber Staub said...

That is hilarious! I love the things kids come up with.

Andrea said...

Maybe the new haircut has given him a new 'tude, too.

herofanfamily said...

Kids will keep you on your toes, I love the moments of trying to disipline and not laugh at thesame time.