Thursday, August 07, 2008

What I'm Hearing

The children are upstairs playing. Their grandmother is "watching" them, if by watching, you mean, doing something else entirely and occasionally saying, "Enough! Enough, already!"

D., Baby J. and S., therefore are close to maiming each other. Baby J., who has still not realized that D. could eat him for lunch and have room for dessert, has taken some sort of toy from D.

D: Give it back to me NOW!

Baby J: NO! (Giggles maniacally, and throws the object.)

D: Why did you throw it? Go to time out RIGHT NOW!

Baby J: No!

D: YES! I'm a-gonna count to three. One, two, three, four, five, six, TWELVE!

Now, I know that many parents would be disturbed by the ruckus, and might tear themselves away from their blogging to go and, you know, parent the children. And I know that many other people might read the transcript of my children's conversation and say, "So?" But I also know that you, my faithful readers, read these words, and your hearts soar along with mine as you silently pump your fists and think, "Go, D!"

6 comments:

ella said...

Yes yes yes, Go D!! Way to use your words! And I -love- the counting.

See, WG, we -told- you that you were an awesome parent. :)

lisa said...

For some reason I'm hearing D say that last part in an Italian accent..."I'm a-gonna count to three". But more importantly, I think my heart would explode from happiness if I'm ever to hear something similar come from Julia's mouth. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

Natalie said...

I'm impressed with the social and cognitive skills of how he appropriately used the time-out....my N. recently shared with me for the first time who he played at school with - and I nearly threw a party for my neighborhood..again, most parents wouldn't understand - but it was too cool for me, who had never heard a fellow name of a playmate...so I rejoice with you - I know how it feels with our mini-victories!
Fellow sotos mom,
Natalie

Teej said...

That's exactly what I was thinking as I was reading this. YES!

Lisa b said...

who is this other lisa with a julia?