19 February 2008

No thank you, I'm full

Now, given that my son is still only three years old, I like to think that I have the edge over him in the brains department, and days like this reassure me of that.

When I took out some watermelon juice (which, like most juices, Juicy Juice would have us believe nature makes primarily from apple juice...), he asked why I was taking out "that waterlemon juice". After I corrected him, he pointed to the picture of watermelon slices on the label and said "I looooove those. They are my favorite. I don't say 'I'm all fuuuullll'- I eat them all up. I don't say 'Daddy, I'm all full, I'm not hungry'- I eat them alllll up."

Of course, I've been onto his Convenient Fullness game for some time, but here he just laid it all out for the record. If only I could make him understand what he's done, he would know how much I own him now, and he could fully appreciate said ownership. Instead, my maniacal laughter falls on deaf ears.

I've got to find a more sophisticated nemesis.

2 comments:

Shannon said...

Just found you, actually through reading the comments at Sweet Juniper. Very funny stuff. As was the bit on the lady feeding your daughter at the library. I read your comment about the "other moms" to my husband. He could relate. He stayed home for the first year and a half or so after our first child was born and complained about that all the time.

LiteralDan said...

Yeah I seem to make them uncomfortable or suspicious, somehow.

I guess maybe they just don't feel like they can relate to me, which would be odd. I get smiles and nods but other than that, I'm left talking to a 3-year-old all day.

Could be worse, I suppose... at least he's funny.