Thursday, August 12, 2010
don't get a big head
Me: Yes, yes, you are.
Monkey: (grins even wider) I'm going to be big as Daddy soon!
Me: (grasps at good parenting opportunity) Yes, someday...that is...if you go to bed nicely every night.
Monkey: (grin fading) But MOM. Is my head going to grow, too?
Me: Well, yes. All of you will grow. You'll be in proportion, don't worry.
Monkey: (horrified look) BUT I DON'T WANT MY HEAD TO GET BIGGER!
Me: (pointing at David) Look at Daddy, though. Wouldn't he look silly if his head were little but the rest of him were big?
David: It happens to some people, you know.
Me: It won't happen to you, Monkey, don't worry.
Monkey: (wailing and pressing his hands to both sides of his head) I DON'T WANT TO GET A BIG HEAD LIKE DADDY! I DON'T WANT TO LOOK FUNNY.
(yes, this is a cheater post. no, it has no point. yes, I'm editing like crazy. no, I'm not getting a whole lot done with these charming and hilarious children around.)