Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tone Deaf

little kid still calls me princess a lot of the time. Sometimes he jazzes it up and calls me Princess Peach or Princess Araya (that's what he calls Princess Leia). "My sweet princess mommy," is heartwarming and endearing and I love this whole princess thing the majority of the time.

(What girl wouldn't?)

But some of the time, he comes across as rude and condescending; "Now listen up, princess," he'll tell me, speaking all slow and sassy, as I try to correct his behavior. (He always has an explanation or some negotiation to do--homeboy might end up being a politician or a lawyer. Not the good kind.)

"little kid, don't you talk to me like that!"

"Like what? I always call you princess."

"Yeah, but you know what I mean. I don't like your tone."

"I don't know tones, princess, I'm a 4-year-older."

He knows tone. I know he knows tone.

And he better watch his.


Taylor Emhart said...

The "mommy, your a princess" still works for me.. I am 18!

Heidi said...

I'm a 4-year-older

That is clever. He is as brilliant as Big Kid but uses it in such a different way. Awesomeness.

Jennifer said...

I love that he is trying to get out of his mess by claiming his age. I guess he doesn't realize the older he gets the less that works. Bud will be three next month and HATES it when you call him baby at all... unless he's in trouble. Then he will pull that card pretty quick. "But I da baby." To be honest, it usually works.

Anonymous said...

My 8 year old is still the baby AND she says she is "the perfect child." Kerry

Anonymous said...

My two-year-older knows tone. It would be infuriating if he weren't so cute.