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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mr. Smarty-Pants Strikes Again

"You'd better hurry, you've been playing for a half hour when you should have been getting dressed! You're going to be late-"

(my kid, sitting on his floor- stark naked- playing with Star Wars action figures.)

"Well, Mom, It's not my fault. I got side-tracted."

"No, it IS your fault, you allowed yourself to be sidetracked."

"No, Mom. When a kid gets side-tracted it means they didn't choose to play with their toys, it just happens."

(he always talks to me like I'm a kid and I don't understand these things!)

"Look, Bud... you are going to be 8 in a few weeks. This means you are old enough to be accountable for your actions. This means that you are able to choose whether you play with your toys before you get dressed and make yourself late, or whether you hurry and get dressed so you can play with your toys after."

"Well then, see? It wasn't my fault I got side-tracted because I'm not 8 yet!"



Jess said...

I see a glowing career for him in the a lawyer...or a public relations big wig. Not all kids display these kinds of skills.

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Erin, I just wanted to let you know that your song was amazing today at the funeral. You both have the most amazing voices.