Comments: Pause

I suspected something might have been afoot when I returned from Home Depot and my wife informed me that I would have to kill our son after I was done with the yard work.

It might seem contradictory to have your husband kill your son because your son almost got himself killed. Those who think so clearly do not have children.

Posted by Mr. Husband at June 5, 2004 9:15 AM

Oh yes. He must be alternately smothered with "oh my baby" hugs and kisses, and killed. Oh yes.
Bless your weary heart, Josilyn! WHY do they do the things they do? WHY?

Posted by Kira at June 5, 2004 9:40 AM

Scarily, I can remember thinking like that when I was little. It was frustrating, because I was so clear and logical in my communications, whereas adults were so dense and unreasonable, not to mention contradictory. It was all terribly unfair.

:)

Posted by Jensgalore at June 5, 2004 2:37 PM

ACK!!! Oh those children. So, this makes heart attack number what?

Posted by AGK at June 7, 2004 8:27 AM

Too true, Too True.
Sammi is only 18 months and already she makes such leaps of logic. She says 'Out' (meanin that she wants to go outside). I then say, "ok, go get your coat". I LOGICALLY mean, go in the dining room and get yuor coat off your little coat rack (which she previously understood 100%).
This time however, she has decided she wants a coat from the adult coat rack, which requires a 30 story climb up a chest, a truck, and a shimmy for the last 15 feet.

So, when she does not instantly return with her own nice yellow wind breaker, I go hunting. I quickly race through all the rooms, only to find her suspended precariously, face beaming with self appreciation, a few feet above the ground and over a number of things that will make an ouchie if she falls.

Only 50 or so more years of this and I will pass away, hopefully before she does.

Posted by Shawn B. at June 8, 2004 9:40 AM