I say Mini Me because till now NO ONE has said that MLM is anything like Red. I alone see the similarities and point them out which I know makes Red happy. Who doesn’t want to be told that a once-cherubic and now-impish child with beautiful long lashes, a gurgling laughter and the cutest pout ever, is like his dear ol’ dad!
Anyhow, don’t let the cuteness thing fool you, this child has his wits about him plenty and uses them to get into messes that are anything BUT cute and divert my attention from those lashes, pout and gurgling laughter quite easily!
But I digress. As always.
The last few days MLM and I have been getting into tiffs every morning about his going to school, brushing, getting up in the morning…you name it and we’ve butted heads about it. He literally so.
Today when I picked him up I thought why not offer an olive branch. If nothing else it’ll help when I have to pack and get my work done. So we drove by KFC and decided to get some Popcorn Chicken for him- it’s his favorite thing to eat in the world. Next to chocolate. DUH!
So we went and paid in the drive through and went around the bend (seriously!) to pick up the grub. In the meanwhile the little man sneezed and wiped his face on his sleeve. The prim and proper mother than I aim to be from time to time, I told him he is to use a tissue and say ‘Excuse Me’ when he sneezes.
Pat came the reply- Excuse Me I want some Popcorn Chicken please! Just the same thing he’d told the lady at the drive through window.
Yikes! Is he going to go through life thinking everything’s centered around a drive-thru window?
8 thoughts on “Out of the Mouth of Mini Me”
What’s up with school – why doesn’t he want to go?
Oh he likes school just fine. But somehow his sleep timings have got pushed back by an hour and now he’s still groggy in the mornings. Clearly the beauty sleep aint cuttin’ it!
Ahh, got it. I hope you guys can work that out.
It’s an on-going skirmish that gets resolved the moment we reach school. Till then I think of coffee and a good book and he keeps telling me why I’m bad and should go stand in the corner :p
Makes you wonder why you have kids sometimes – you know?
I do indeed!!
Their little minds can sometimes amaze us. We had our twin 4 year olds over last week. Out in the garage there was one small area of concrete that had been cracked and pitted for quite some time. Because it was in a out-of-the-way location I continued to ignore it. Finally I patched it. Damned if one them suddenly stopped on the way to the care and pointed to the obscure corner and said, “Who fixed the hole, grandpa?” How did they even notice it, much less care it was fixed? Amazing!
For a kid a hole in the ground is NEVER just a hole in the ground…sadly enough.