The Parakeet said two things to Little O today she was hoping to never say.
She was sitting at the dining room table and Little O was going to the bathroom. He ran out with his pants around his ankles saying, ” I went a little potty on myself”. He was trying to get a big laugh, so the Parakeet calmly answered, “go get a little piece of toilet paper, clean it up, and pull up your pants”.
She went back to her book. A few seconds later Little O was standing next to her holding the toilet paper he had unrolled all the way from the bathroom. This toddler habit of unrolling toilet paper drives the Huz crazy. The Huz was outside prepping some paint samples for a client before he had to leave for a 4 – Midnight shift. He was ‘on the edge’ and didn’t need un-rolled toilet paper. Before she could edit herself the Parakeet hopped up, “You don’t want your dad to see that buddy! Roll it back up!”
Little O scurried back to the bathroom trying to re-roll and mumbling ” I don’t want my dad to see this…”
Oh jeez. The Bird had always hoped to be a firm parent in her own right and never to make the Huz the bad guy with “wait till your father comes home” talk, but oh well…3 years was close.
Then, as she was getting Little O ready for bed she asked him his favorite part of the day. This is their routine leading into prayer so they can mention the things for which they are thankful. Little O wasn’t having it, ” I don’t want to pray”. Mom leaves right after prayer and the sleeping is supposed to start, so praying is often an “I don’t want to” type thing.
“You don’t have to, bud, but Mom will pray – what should I say was your favorite part of the day?”
Little O reached up and put his hand over the Keet’s mouth.
WHAT??? She was soooo taken aback.
“We don’t do that, O. You don’t put your hand over Mommy’s mouth”
He looked surprised, “Well, ____ does that to his mom when he doesn’t want her to talk.” ______ goes to playgroup with O.
” It’s rude, O”
“Well, _______ does it”
” Well, Owen does not do it. You don’t put your hand over your mommy’s or anyone’s mouth. If you want me to stop talking you say, ‘Mommy, please stop talking’. ”
It wasn’t quite “I don’t care if so and so gets to stay in a hotel after prom, you are going to be home by midnight “…..but she felt it coming, in her gut.