Wednesday, September 03, 2008

There is a word for it but I am not sure what it is

Maxfield and I had an argument tonight. He refused to eat his dinner and I refused to give him anything else for the rest of the night. He begged me for milk. He begged me for a snack. I kept telling him his dinner was on the table and that if he was hungry he could eat that.

We argued some more. Bad moods surfaced. Max wanted to watch his show and I wanted to watch the Phillies.

Right before bed time he picked up his toy cell phone and dialed a number.

"Hello is Ethan there?" He asked loud enough for me to hear. "Hi Ethan. This is Maxfield. What are you doing?"

He paused as if he was listening to an answer from his friend Ethan.

"Oh really?" Max said into the phone even louder making sure I hear him. "You are drinking milk and watching T.V. Okay. I was just checking."

38 comments:

Cole said...

Gotta like the kid's style.

gigglepotamus said...

And they say sarcasm is lost on kids...

Matilda Wormwood said...

ummm...my husband does things like that. Is the word you're looking for "husband?"

Michelle said...

That's hysterical!!! I hope you at least gave him a sip of water for his creativity & tenacity on that one!!!

Anonymous said...

where does he get it WILLIAM????

Melissa

James Austin said...

Let me guess, your raising him Catholic?a

Ra-Ra-Ra-Rachel said...

This right here is why I can't WAIT to have children. Your kids are hilarious!!!

Ali said...

I figured he was calling your mom to tattle on you!

JP said...

Now if that doesn't say "That's MY boy!!!" nothing does

Susie said...

It could be "passive-aggressive," but I'd be more inclined to go with, "really clever" and "he's got your number." :)

Rattling The Kettle said...

That's just wrong. How can you force that poor kid to watch the Phillies? Tsk tsk.

Surfer Jay said...

That's so rad. He tried to pull the guilt card. See dad, everybodys doing it!

Sharpie said...

The word is "hilarious" and possibly "just desserts". I know the sting, as I have had my own 2 kids use my extreme sarcasm themselves and direct it in my general direction. Just WAIT...it gets even funnier...

Patience said...

You gave him milk and let him watch tv after that phone call, didn't you. You caved! Only someone with no heart wouldn't have caved!

Mindy said...

That is really funny. He was trying to tell you how bad a parent you are cause Ethan's dad was letting have milk and TV. If I were him though, I would have added cookies and a Porsche, too. Maybe it'll work on my husband. Lol. Thanks, Max!!

teri said...

I have to agree with your wife. Wow, talk about sarcasm. He's so young, too. He's probably ruined for life.

eclectic said...

"SMART-ASS." That's the word you're looking for, William. You're welcome. And I'm positive it's a mystery where he gets that.

Meegs said...

Hilarious.

Really, that had me rolling.

Susan said...

Too funny! I would call it creative manipulation.

sari said...

Matilda made me laugh.

We've had our share of those nights around here, my six year old is the king of stubborness and not wanting to eat, though he's never called anyone to commiserate about it.

nikkirae said...

*laughs*

That was great. Gotta love it even while you're frustrated as all get out!

Bogart in P Towne said...

That is fantastic.

Sounds like he might be spending a little too much time with mom.

iVegasFamily said...

They sure develop sarcasm at an early age. Good for you on standing your ground though. We are strict in eating policies. HotMomma and I are not short order cooks.

Tismee2 said...

..and the look on your face was...?

AirmanMom said...

I miss my kids!
My oldest had an imaginary friend by the name of David. David was always called when my daughter needed to tell me something! Belive it or not, her daughter now has an imaginary friend by the name of Andrew (love the formal names?)
Don't blink, it passes all too quickly!


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Matilda Wormwood said...

Actually, it happened not that long ago. I wouldn't let my husband go to a bar with a buddy. He was on the phone in the other room talking loudly to the guy, saying, "What's that, Bob, you're already there? Oh, your wife was alright with it?" Max is starting early. Really early!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Etan's Dad this is William. What are you doing? Getting ready to give a beatin to Etan... Just Checking.

Mainline Mom said...

Aren't 4 year olds AWESOME?! :)

CrackerJacks said...

How funny! Clever little guy!

Circus Kelli said...

LOL - That's hysterical!!

Marion said...

One of my favorite posts yet.

Tracey said...

Gotta give the kid some credit. That's pretty damn funny!

Becky said...

Sounds like the time my daughter lined her brother and sisters up and took an imaginary tour through Disneyland. "Please keep your arms inside the vessel until it comes to a complete stop."

Translation: I have to PLAY Disneyland because mom and dad have been to broke to take me anywhere this year. Sigh.

The Maid

Jordan Richardson said...

You should have called Ethan's mom and told her to take away his Milk and TV. I wonder what he would have done next?

TBG said...

He is one smart kid.

Anonymous said...

Lucky he didn't use the real phone and dial 911 and say "My Dad is starving me."It's been done before. Not for food, but for other things. It's happened three times in my house by a grandchild, when their parents were here! Consider yourself lucky!!! momo9

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say again how I love watching my children be parents! Love it! Love it!!! Momo9

cat said...

TGIM and I laughed over this one for a good minute, give or take. And TGIM is a tough sale, too!

I have to agree with others before me... you gotta like the kid's style.