I was blogging at our kitchen table this morning while Spartacus was eating breakfast (Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes!). He wanted to help me, so this is a guest blog dictated by Spartacus.
|My guest blogger(s) this morning|
Me: What story should we tell?
S: Mommy? Can I watch something please?
M: What would you like to watch?
S: Um, JJ Mask. Can I watch JJ Mask?
M: What’s your favorite part of JJ Mask?
S: Um, Christmas JJ Mask. Um, um, yes, Mommy, can I have Christmas JJ Mask?
M: Can you tell me another story for my blog?
S: Um, no. I don’t want to. Sorry, I just don’t want to do that.
M: But you just said you wanted to help me write!
S: Okay, but not right now, because I’m too busy spinning my spoon around.
M: Oh, that sounds important.
S: No it’s not. Mommy, watch this [spoon develops a voice of its own and shoots across the table]. Mommy, does the cereal still have Peter Sam on it?
M: Peter Sam? From Thomas?
S: No no, Peter Sam, from a different movie. [Shows me cereal box and points at Lucky the leprechaun] See I told you it was Peter Sam. Because Peter Sam is a bad guy. Mommy, is Peter Sam a bad guy or a good guy?
M: Um…you mean the leprechaun on the box?
S: No no, the leprechaun in the sky. Remember on Thomas when Percy was so yucky? Because Stephen was in it. Mommy, can I have more marshmallows? Mommy, can I blow the candle out? [I had a candle going to displace the pizza smell from last night…]
M: Sure – let’s do it together.
S: One – two – three [blow] Ooh look at all that smoke! [Annabelle the dog comes in whining.] Mommy, Annabelle misses her dad. Mommy I wanna be excused from the table. I still want to watch Christmas JJ Mask. Mommy, can I watch Christmas JJ Mask?
M: Okay, but we’re going to get ready for church soon.
S: So I can’t watch JJ Mask?
M: You can watch one episode, but first we’re going to get dressed.
S: So then can I get Christmas JJ Mask?
M: Now it’s Mask? Not Max? [for the last month he said “JJ Max” – it took us awhile to figure out he meant the show “PJ Masks” on Netflix]
S: No, MASK, not Max. Mommy, I’m sitting on Annabelle’s nose. Mommy, look at me!
M: You are? How silly.
S: Mommy, can I watch Christmas JJ Mask?
M: Okay, but when we turn it off you can’t throw a fit. We don’t watch things that make us cry [<– I picked up this line from a mommy Facebook group].
S: Okay Mommy, if you say so. Mommy, remember that one time yesterday that I cried and Daddy told me I couldn’t eat breakfast?
M: You mean when you threw a tantrum and were so late to school you missed breakfast?
S: Um, yes. That’s why I need to listen to Daddy.
M: That’s right.
S: I love you Mommy.
M: Love you too, buddy.