Playing One Against the OtherPosted: February 29, 2008
As a non-parent, you hear stories about kids playing one against the other. It’s kind of funny to hear. Until it happens to you.
And this really isn’t a true case of that, but it shows how Aidan can think a situation through for his benefit.
It also shows how something can come up that Renee and I haven’t talked about, because, really, it’s not a big deal.
Here’s the scenario:
This morning, as I was preparing to get the kids in the car, I got a handful of Teddy Grahams for him to have in the car. On the side of the box, they show pictures of the other available flavors of Teddy Grahams.
“Look at all these flavors, Daddy,” he said.
“Mmm. What’s your favorite?,” I ask.
“Chocolate. But Mom says we can’t have those.”
“But maybe next time you can go to Super Stop & Shop and get them.”
And, he did emphasize the you. He clearly had a mission.
“Well, bud, if Mom said no, then we’ll stick with the regular kind.”
What else? I got nothin’.