April 20, 2009

His little tricks . . .

Today, Jack put one of the arms on his Mr. Potato Head and I watched him use it to press the buttons on the dishwasher. When I said, "uh oh, time out . . . you know that you aren't supposed to touch the dishwasher," Jack started saying, "Not Jack! Mr. Pa-ato Head touch it!"

Are you kidding me?

The other little trick he pulled was right before naptime. He had exhausted all of his other procrastination resources (potty, snack, drink, song, etc.) so he reached out and hit my arm and said, "Uh oh, time out, Jack sit in time out chair."

Seriously, kid? You would take a time out just to put off taking your nap by 2 minutes?

And now, after I've told him 10 times that we are not watching Little Einsteins tonight, he's asking to watch the news.

And I might just give in.

6 comments:

heresthediehl said...

nice work, jack, nice work.

isn't it amazing what they'll do to postpone bedtime? i'm sorry to say that, at least in my experience, it only gets worse, and on occasion, mommy has to get meaner at bedtime. i hate it, but sometimes i feel like they're just so tired, even though we stick to a pretty good schedule, that they just kinda lose their marbles at bedtime.

Annie said...

oh my goodness. that is the funniest thing i've read in a long time. i'm going to laugh at that everytime i think about it. did you just crack up when it happened?

rachel said...

oh my word- the time out method is hysterical (from my non-parent vantage point, that is!).

i remember when my parents were getting ready to deliver a sound spanking, i would always twist my body around and say, "WAIT! WAIT! i have to TELL YOU SOMETHING!" they'd pause, hand in midair, at which point i'd whimper, "i love you!"

at which point i would inevitably receive the "i-love-you-too-and-this-hurts-me-more-than-it-hurts-you" speech...

Minnie said...

Well you can't say he's not a clever little devil.

And cute as all get out.

melissa said...

you've got one smart kid.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Can you even imagine how clever he will be when he is 17?