Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nice Try

"Can I have my men back?" little kid asked.

"I don't think so. Not today."

"But I don't hardly gots any man toys! Why?"

"Because you threw a deck of Skip-bo cards around the family room and then fought with me when I asked you to pick them up. Remember how you said I didn't love you? That I had never loved you? That I was a mean mom? That you were running away? That you were going to find a new family? And you got a time-out but you were still all mouthy so I took away your box of toys? Remember that now?"

He looked regretful; like he wished he hadn't brought it up. "Hmmmmmm," he said, leaning his forehead against my knee to avoid eye contact. "I think...." he looked up at me "....that...you're beautiful."

The Master Manipulator strikes again. He looked confused when I laughed out loud.

"So I's not gettin' no mens back today?"

"No. No, you're not. But thanks."

8 comments:

Pattee said...

Oh I love how he already knows how to turn it around!! LOL

Lin said...

lol...he's smooth.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh that is too funny. I have a cousin like him- they would be a force together. When I go sit for him, he asks me if his mother told me that his computer time was taken away. To which I respond "no, but now I know you are not supposed to be on there!"

Jennifer said...

Sweet talker. Little girls everywhere just trembled.

Paige said...

you have the funniest kids on the internet

Former Fat Chick said...

you tell little kid I will be his new Mommy and we can be his new family, until he is 12, then he has to go back to you! hahaha

Becky said...

He might be right, you might be a mean mom... how do you still say "No" when he says "you're beautiful"? Oh, wait, yeah, he's not my kid. See, he had me at "You're beautiful." I'm a sucker like that.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Too funny!