Monday, October 12, 2009

They're On To Me.


There's nothing more frustrating than having your parenting flaws pointed out to you by your own children.

Alright, there are probably some things that are more frustrating, but not many.

This afternoon I picked up lunch at the Braum's drive-thru. The kids wanted ice cream, so I ordered them each a small scoop of mint-chocolate-chip in a bowl. (For some reason that's their favorite kind. Don't blame me.) After they ate 'most' of their cheeseburgers I let them have their ice cream. When we got home Mim had only eaten about half of hers. Again.

"Mim, I'm not going to get you ice cream next time because you never finish it."

She looked at me with not the slightest speck of remorse on her face and said, "You'll forget, Mom." Then she continued with her activities.

"What do you mean 'I'll forget' child?"

"You won't remember that you told me that next time and you'll buy me ice cream again. You always do."

Which is true, actually, bless her pointed little ears. What she doesn't know, though, is that there was no better way to ensure that I most certainly would not forget next time than to be smug and annoying about it. Ha. That'll teach her.

9 comments:

Lilibeth said...

It's about like your brother's: "Mom, you wouldn't have given me three reasons why I couldn't, unless the first two were not convincing." And who said I had to give you any reasons? I was just trying to appeal to your sense of reason instead of blatantly forbidding it for hidden agendas of my own or peculiar quirks.

Lilibeth said...

Oh, and isn't it nice that your children haven't found your blog yet? You can write whatever you want to about them. With me there is always the slim possibility that they'll find it...and correct my memory alas.

Chandelle said...

This is too good. A reminder for us all. :) BTW, Mim is just beautiful in all these photos!

Lainey-Paney said...

dangerous territory, child....
...just think---now you WONT forget!

aftergrace said...

Out of the mouths of babes...

How will you get away with buying ice cream for Zaya and not Mim?

Johanna said...

I forget ALL the time. With 3 it's hard to remember what I said, when I said it and to whom I said it to. *sigh*

Janeva said...

Lol, try that with 80.

Lilibeth said...

Yep. "But you said..." "Did I?"

Tendrils said...

LOL! PUnky told someone at daycare yesterday, "Let ME ask my mom.....she ALWAYS says yes to ME!" WHat?!?!?!

:)