Friday, 02 January 2009
by Mama Bee
“I'm so glad you're my mommy,” he says, with these puppy dog eyes and loving sweet voice. I try to stay mad at him, but I can't. He’s in trouble for writing on my table. It isn’t the fact that he did it because it was an accident, it’s the fact that he hid it and didn’t tell me about it.
Him: "Mommy, you're the best mommy in the world." I shake my head and thank him.
"When I am at my Greeley mom's house, I miss you and always want to come home."
Me: “You're still in trouble, son.”
He looks at me. “I know, but I'm telling the truth. I always miss you. I still love you all the time, even when I'm in trouble.” He smiles.
I can't keep from smiling and kissing his forehead as I get down to his level to see eye to eye with him.
Me: “Okay, you're done with timeout, but why were you in there?”
Me: “Because isn’t a sentence.”
Him: “Okay, I'll try again. I was in timeout because I was in trouble.”
Me: “But why were you in trouble?”
Him: “I was in trouble because I wrote on the table when I was coloring and I didn’t tell you or daddy.”
Me: “Well, if it was an accident that’s one thing, but you put the placemat over it and hid it. You knew that was wrong.”
“Yes, yes I did,” he shakes his little head.
“And if something like that happens again?”
“I will push the table cloth over it, too.”
I couldn’t help but laugh. I'll admit it, I'm wrapped around all three of my kiddo's fingers. I'm guilty.
What are some moments you can't help but laugh at with your children? How do you keep the mommy mad face when your child(ren) are in trouble?