I'm not sure if I'm getting dumber with age or if kids are just getting too smart for their own good REALLY young! My son Bud (Ty-Ty) is only five but never seems to amaze me with the stuff he comes up with. Most of it is how he can try to pursuade me that he needs something or doesn't want to do something. This is just the latest sample of what I am talking about:
Me- "Bud you need to clean the bathroom today before the Easter Bunny comes tonight."
Bud- "Why should I? The Easter Bunny doesn't use our bathroom"
Me- "I don't care if he uses it or not, I still want it cleaned!"
Bud- "Cuz if he used the bathroom, we would all hear the toilet flush and wake up!"
Me- "Bud, get the bathroom cleaned"
Bud- "I don't even think that bunny has a pee thing!" (sorry, that was rated PG-13)
That ends my conversation with him as I can see that I am getting no where!
Later that evening this conversation starts:
Me- "Bud, clean up your toys in the living room"
Bud- "Does the dog have to clean up his toys?"
Me- "Bud, the dog can't clean up his toys! Besides that, the Easter Bunny is bringing you
presents & chocolate and not the dog and if he sees all your toys out here, he might not
leave anything for you."
Bud- "Doesn't the dog get presents & chocolate?"
Me- "NO, he's a dog"
Bud- "Well, if he picks up his stuff I will give him all the dumb toys the Easter Bunny brings
Again I leave with no comment to add to his crazy conversation!
I have got to find that "Handling Preschoolers For Dummies" book! I think that it could really prepare me for situations like this. You would think that having three children previous to Bud that I would be prepared and used to this but I think this is where my Alzheimers is kicking in.
For some reason my memory has me thinking that my other three were complete angels at this age. . . Just another day in the life of Diana I suppose. .Sigh!