Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Morning conversations with a 3 year old...

I'm eating my breakfast. Anne innocently walks past me in the dining room, lugging one of her small child sized chairs behind her.

"Anne, what are you doing?"


Isn't that always the answer?

"But you're still walking, Honey. Why are you taking the chair into the kitchen?"


There is only one reason Anne takes a chair anywhere, and it's not to sit on. It's to climb on top of.

She thinks she's being sly, but out of the corner of my eye, I can see her carefully place the chair next to the counter, and then climb up onto it. She paws around on the counter.

Suddenly, she is at my side.

"Mommy, what's this?"

"That's my new phone Honey, and you may not play with it."

"But I want to hold it!!"

See? That's always what children say. They just want to *hold* it. #snort

"No you may not hold it, Sweetie."

*angry noise!*

"Sorry, Honey."

*Anne stalks back into kitchen*

We never had this much drama in the house when Henry was younger...


  1. Haha! I think on the plus side, at least she put it down nicely! Tell Annamarie she can't have something and she'll just chuck it at you. She's thrown Steve's smartphone before :/

  2. My kids will just take the darn thing and play the grab game. You know where they try to hide it behind their back or go running around the house until you corner them and then hide it behind their back. It's not pretty removing things from small children, which unfortunately is why everything is practically on the ceiling because they will construct elaborate ways of getting at things.


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