pants ~ b. (a reslae shop)
shoes ~ Go Jane
shirt, headband ~ Target
earrings ~ F21
our son is the master of semantics. he can talk his way out of anything....in such a way that makes you proud of him, even when he's being naughty. he is either going to be a lawyer or a car salesman some day. or president...i'll go with president.
there have been a few instances in the past couple of weeks where he has been naughty. one instance even resulted in us taking his halloween candy away. so of course, the next night, as chris and i were sitting in bed, digging through the vintage pillow case, half full of candy and half full of wrappers, stuffing our faces with the shame of henry's candy naughtiness, henry walked in, and without blinking an eye asked if he could have some of the candy. the conversation went something like this:
~ can i choose something out of there?
~ no, remember, you were naughty...you don't get any candy.
~ well, actually, you said i couldn't have any candy.
~ but i noticed that i got some fruit snacks and a bag of pirate's booty. and a pencil. so can i have those?
~ but, but, wha?
~ you said i couldn't have candy. those things aren't candy.
and what could we do? he was right. and more importantly, he was clever. i feel that cleverness should always be rewarded.
and then just the other day, when i kissed them as they were going to school, i said to them both, "have a good day, be good at school today!" like i do every day.
and when i picked them up from school, henry was being a little jerk, talking back to me and not listening to what i was trying to tell him. so when we got home and he asked chris to roll him up like a burrito (something that the kids and chris love to do). i said no...because he was naughty. and this conversation happened:
~ but papa promised me last night that he would roll me up like a burrito tonight.
~ well when i said goodbye to you, you promised me that you would be good today. and you weren't.
~ actually, mama, i promised that i would be good at school. and i was good at school. it was after school that i was naughty.
~ but, but, wha?
he had me again. that kid might not ever remember where he put his shoes five minutes ago, but he will always remember a conversation that will help him win an argument. he must have learned that from me.
ps. now, when i kiss the kids goodbye before school, i say "be good today." and drop the 'at school' part. moms can be clever, too.