and things don't hurt my feelings, especially when they are said by my 3 year old. Most of the time hurtful comments from Drew bring on the laughter from me. And then I get a dirty look from him because he was actually serious...oops!
The other day, Drew and I were at the grocery store when he made one of these comments.
Drew - *sitting in the front of the grocery cart, shoulders slumped, arms folded across his chest, pouty lip*, "I wish I didn't have a mommy."
Me - *trying NOT to laugh*, "Why?"
Drew - "They think big kids are babies."
The thing was, Drew had just gotten in trouble. When I have all 3 of the kids with me, I always make him sit in the front of the cart - no walking. When it's just us, he gets to walk, until he stops listening and starts playing around too much. Which is what just happened. So now I have this pouty little boy in my cart who thinks he's bigger than he actually is. I realized just then that he really does want to grow up and not be my baby anymore. He's not going to sit in the front of my cart forever. So I compromised with him and told him he could have ONE more chance. Casey thinks I'm too much of a softy sometimes, but he has to learn how to be a big kid if that's what he wants. I had my happy, smiley boy back who was an angel the rest of the time. Good thing he has a mommy who loves him and gives him chances no matter what!