Friday, March 20, 2009

The Animal is a Lot Smarter Than I Give Him Credit For...

So the Animal has this new thing that is making me crazy. Here is an example of a little chat we had today in the car:

Animal: Traintracks, Mommy!
Me: That's a bike path, honey.
Animal: What?
Me: A bike path. Bikes and people use that special path so they don't have to go on the street.
Animal: What?
Me: *sigh* Stop that!
Animal: What? *hee!*
Me: Knock it off.
Animal: Bike path?
Me: Yes.
Stu: Cars on street?
Me: Yes, exactly. Cars go on the street. Bikes go on the bike path. People go on the sidewalks.
Animal: What?
Me: Sidewalks.
Animal: *giggle*
Me: Grrrr. Seriously, knock it off.

And it goes round and round. Why is he yanking my chain?? Daddy-007, of course, does not fall for this anymore, but I find myself never catching on until I've repeated myself at least twice.

He also got me pretty good yesterday with another little deception. Destructo was playing catch yesterday with Daddy-007 and caught a ball in the forehead. Destructo came in crying and I gave him a dried fruit bar to distract him from the pain. Not five minutes later, the Animal comes crying into the kitchen, clutching his little head. "Oh, honey!", I exclaimed, "did you get hit, too??" "Yes. My head.", he pathetically replied. "Do you want a fruit bar, too, to feel better?" "Yes.", still pathetic and sad-like.

He practically snickered as he flew out of the kitchen and back to the front yard to play.

Played like a freakin' fiddle, I was. That little rascal. :)

24 comments:

  1. Kids are smarter than we give credit for. And ow, I just hit my head on the monitor. Fruit bar, please.

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  2. It's not that they are smarter than we are.. ok ok maybe a little.. but that they are our babies and we don't want to believe that they would ever deceive us.

    I'm here to tell you... I still fall for my 17 year old's crap every time it spews forth.

    We NEVER learn

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  3. He has got your number! You better watch out, he is gonna be a little prankster. If your neighbors ever have a flaming bag of dog poo on their steps..I'm just sayin'.

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  4. Your days of fruit bars are numbered. Soon it will be M&M Kudos.

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  5. Yup! Plays you like a Stradivarius!

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  6. They get us every time. I can't wait until my almost-1-year-old grandson reaches this stage -- my daughter has no idea what's in store!

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  7. I like to look at the silver lining in these cases -- they have to be pretty smart to pull one over on us ('cuz we're brilliant!). SO that means they will not be hunkered down living in our basements when they're 35!

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  8. Maggie was doing that same thing with asking "what?" all the time for a few days, and it was driving me up the wall. She had a cold at the time, and I kept repeating myself just in case her ears were clogged from the cold and she really did need to hear things again. But I'm 95% sure that she was doing it to bug me. Fortunately, it only lasted a few days.

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  9. Strike up the band baby. That is so funny. They are young and cute and so wanting us to pay attention to them. You rock as a Mom , no worries - so you get play once and a while or every day. You would not trade it for anything. I know I wouldn't. I am surprised 007 is not trying to work it.LOL

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  10. A dried fruit bar he's clamoring for? You're a freaking Goddess Mama!

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  11. You realize you're in big trouble with this kid down the road, right?

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  12. as I was reading this I thought: man, they are playin' her like a fiddle and then I got to the end where you concurred :-)
    carma

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  13. Sometimes I let them play me just to let them think their cool, then later when they try it again I dont give in. My little way of messing with them and keeping them on their toes.

    It is amazing though that they do know the things that you don't want to mess around with, like bodily functions. Every time I have put my 4 year old in time lately he starts grabbing his crotch and saying hes going to pee his pants. He knows pee everywhere is a major weakness of mine. sigh...

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  14. That is so funny.

    I'll tell you, it gets no better. Ours are 28 and 21, and still playing us like a Strad!

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  15. oooohhhhh....this sounds sooooooo much like my own son! I just end up going "aaaaaahhhhhhhggggg!" And he just laughs at me!

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  16. too funny - and boy is he smart!

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  17. My girls do that too! One gets hurt and gets special treatment and then the other pretends to get hurt.

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  18. oh man...you got your ass handed to you on a paper plate mama!

    it happens to me too.

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  19. Awww I can say that's adorable ... because I don't have to live with it. So for YOU ... I'll say ... how 'frustratingly adorable!!!'

    Heh

    blessings

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  20. boys love that kind of humor. I am so dense it's hours before I catch on.

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Thoughts appreciated. Advice welcome. Douche-baggery scoffed at then deleted.