Friday, January 4, 2008

2 points Skyler

1. In the car last week, I was so completely sick of listening to kids' CDs, that I just threw caution to the wind and insisted on Radiohead. This had an adverse reaction in the backseat. Skyler was not impressed. She complained and carried on so much that I just wasn't enjoying my music. I stuck to my guns, and tried a bit of a guilt trip. "What about mommy? When does mommy ever get to choose the music? When does mommy ever get a turn?" (You don't need to tell me how useless it is to appeal to a 3-year-old in this way).

30 seconds later from the back seat (wait for it!): "What about Skyler? When does Skyler get her music? When does Skyler ever get to choose?"

2. I came home from the gym tonight after an especially invigorating run on the treadmill (it's -10 degrees outside) feeling just terrific. Skyler was waiting for me for her bedtime story (Sam had just finished reading books). Still feeling impressed with myself from my run, I started right in "I'm going to tell you a story about your totally awesome mommy."

"I don't WANT a story about an awesome mommy!!! Tell me a story about a fish."

4 comments:

Tiercy said...

Somehow my last comment was lost to cyberspace. Anyway...kids sure know how to humble you don't they? Good job on the running. Keep up the good work.

Tiercy said...

Somehow my last comment was lost to cyberspace. Anyway...kids sure know how to humble you don't they? Good job on the running. Keep up the good work.

Christine said...

Funny how we all seem to have the same conversations with our children in the car!

Adrienne said...

i want to hear the story about the awesome mommy, but i also want to hear the story about the fish. any way we can work something out?