Smile When You Say That

Today we switched drop-off and pick-up duties, so it was my turn to make sure the munchkins were dressed and clean before school. Clearly, this is a kinetic, and not a vocal/aural exercise.

Me: “Logan, please put these jeans and shirt on.”
Logan: “Arrrgghhh! I’m melting! I’m meeeeellllting!”
Me: “Logan, now. Come down off the bed and put these on.”
Logan: “Why?”
Me: “Because I asked you to.”
Logan: “But why do I have to do it?”
Me: “Because I’m your mother and I asked you to do it.”
Logan: “That’s not good enough. You have to give me a reason.”

[pause]

Me: “Because I have asked you several times already and you won’t stop melting and you are disrespecting me and because you have shown me that you cannot do it yourself and that I need to grab you by the legs, drag you off the bed, and dress you myself. How’s that?
Logan: “Better.”

0 Responses to Smile When You Say That

  1. Ben November 9, 2004 at 8:26 am #

    My wife said the same thing to me this morning.

  2. Mir November 9, 2004 at 8:32 am #

    LOL!!  (At you AND Ben!)

  3. Meeta November 9, 2004 at 9:11 am #

    I’m with Mir, both you and Ben are pretty funny :)  I love that your children are making you think in the morning though!

  4. Amy November 9, 2004 at 10:13 am #

    Yikes!  Get that kid into law school!

  5. jilbur November 9, 2004 at 11:01 am #

    That was well done … I have also had some success with Because think how the other kids at school will laugh and point when you show up in your pajamas, which is how I will bring you to school if you don’t get dressed this instant.

  6. Shiz November 9, 2004 at 4:35 pm #

    You funny. Hee hee.

  7. Ben November 9, 2004 at 5:58 pm #

    I once carried a naked child to the car and threatened to buckle him in.

    I’m not proud.  It was winter.

    He gets dressed for school when I ask now.

  8. The Sean Connery November 10, 2004 at 9:59 am #

    My responses usually have the word “chainsaw” in them. Yours works too I guess.

  9. winbenkat November 10, 2004 at 10:02 am #

    Oh lord, I have variations of this same conversation every morning with my son.  I’m trying Ben’s way the next time (will they let them on the bus if they’re nekkid, though?)

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