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Mr. Contrary

Friday, May 08, 2009

It's been slowly building over the last few months--this metamorphosis of my third sweet child into a Hyde-like beast who is never satisfied with anything, and wants exactly the opposite of what he is offered.

I guess it comes with the parcel of a three-and-a-half-year-old. The Terrible Threes? Well, that's how it is with this child.

This morning, the now-typical conversation at the breakfast table went something like this:

Me: Jabin, sit up to the table; your hot cereal is ready.

Jabin: But I don't yike hot cereoh!

Me: Don't be silly! I've been giving you hot cereal every other day for the last three years, and you've always loved it! You can't tell me that you don't like it!

Jabin: Oh, okay. (Sits in his chair, somewhat pouty.)

Me: Would you like some raisins or nuts in your cereal?

Jabin: I don't yike waisins!

Me: (Rolling eyes.) Whatever.

Jabin: (after a pause) Mommy, can I have some waisins, pwease?

Me: (Insert internal scream of frustration here.)

I'm so glad that I know this won't last forever.

(I hope.)

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3 comments

  1. Hahaha.

    I already miss their voices.

    Jude with his funny little trying-to-be-the-wise-older-brother comments.

    Noah with his requests for special treatment, "You want to carry me?"

    And Jabin with his CUTEST EVER toddler accent.

    And. You. Of course.

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  2. Thanks. I needed that cyber-hug in your words tonight. xoxo

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  3. I almost missed the last two little tiny (wistful)words. Yes, you DO know it won't last forever! That is what will keep you sane when it SEEMS like forever!!
    ......I miss my boys......almost as much as I miss you!!

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