Monday, August 11, 2008

I am forced to tell this....

Sorry everyone for so many post in one day. I just want to get these things down before they are gone from my head. And one more thing. The following story needs a few disclaimers. 1. My father-in-law ask me to post this after I told them the story, 2. I have never said the first phrase to Ethan. I have said I was proud of him, 3. Yes, I normally wash his hands, but that day he didn't touch anything, 4. And finally, that's my disclaimers and I am proud of them!

Abigail, Ethan, and I went out to eat a couple of Sundays ago. After our food arrived, Ethan needed to be excused. I didn't want to get all of us up and gather our things and find a waitress and tell her not to take our food, so I left Abbey at the table. The bathroom was nearby, but I was still a little uneasy with the situation. After Ethan finished, to speed things along, I told him that we weren't going to wash his hands, just mine. Let me mention again, he had not touched anything! I turned the water on and of course, Ethan stuck his hands in the water. Well, I became a little grumpy with him and was fussing about telling him not to get his hands wet and how we had to hurry because Abbey was alone. Ethan then looked up at me scowling and said, "Momma, I am so not proud of you and I am feeling a little angry." So not proud of me? And a little angry? What three-year-old says that? I'm telling you, when he has your number, he isn't afraid to dial it!

1 comment:

Melody said...

This situation sounds very familiar . . . ;) . . . it's amazing how when you want them to wash their hands, they decide they don't want to and if you tell them they don't need to (usually because of extenuating circumstances) they decide that nothing less than LOTS of soap, HOT water, and making sure they wash for 30 seconds by singing Old McDonald" will do!