I'm home alone with the kids today, and they've been fighting for about 40 minutes. There's no good reason for the fighting as far as I can see, and it's making me nuts. After the 19th million:
"MOM! little kid won't stop--"
"Big Kid, that's it. I'm tired of it. If you guys can't get along, one of you has to go. We're taking little kid to the orphanage. Is that what you want? For your baby brother to live alone without us somewhere, hoping to find a new family that will love him?"
(Yeah, this sounds like bad parenting but I've tried it before and it usually brings Big Kid to tears and makes him want to fiercely protect his brother from the type of mother that would drop him off at an orphanage.)
He stared at me silently for a moment before he spoke.
"Little kid--go get your clothes on. Mom's going to take you back to Dunkin' Donuts for more donuts. Get dressed quick, so she can take you somewhere fun," he called out before cupping his hands around his mouth and whispering to me, "Don't worry, I'll make it easy for you, mom."
So, that backfired. Now they're fighting again and there isn't even an orphanage around here.
LOL. I love your train of thought. Of course now I want donuts... perhaps you should take them there, and then send me one?
HA! That is classic! I love that he had to think about it for a second, and came up with such a great "story"!
Don'tcha just love it when that happens? :)
I always tell my kids that I'm taking them back to the baby store and they can sit on the shelves until someone else wants to buy them... yes, absoluely awful.
Then one day, we go to Babies R Us. My daughter is mouse-quiet the entire time and when we check out, she asks the clerk where they keep the returned babies-for-sale.
That evoked a deep guttural laugh! Thanks! Maybe next time you threaten to leave Big Kid somewhere...though he may never recover from such a suggestion.
OMG that is the funniest thing I've read in a long time! I LOVE hearing your stories!
LOL! Now you're going to have to threaten to take Big Kid to the orphanage instead!
lol...time to move on to a different tactic.
That's was hilarious!
OK, I was so ready to try that until I realized it backfired on you.
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