Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A good laugh (just don't do it in front of her)

Recently Erin has been experimenting in "if-then" statements (threats), usually when she's tired. Like when she was reading a book out loud and Alex insisted that she stop reading till he had his pajamas on. In order to avoid a meltdown I asked Erin to wait for Alex. She then said, "If you don't let me read right now, then I will never ever read anything ever again!"

Then she asked for a second yogurt and I told her that we only have one per day. She responded, "If you don't let me have yogurt, then I won't eat for a week!" I couldn't help laugh at that, which is never good because she hates being laughed at. By the way, that one was really hard to follow through with.

This is the best one though. I was asking Erin how she knew I loved her. Then I asked if she loved me. She said, "Well, you're not the best mom, but I like you." That one really made me laugh, and she got mad. A follow up question revealed that if I were to give her fruit snacks every day like other moms I would have a much better chance of being one of the better moms.

8 comments:

HeatherIsHere said...

The world has enough supermoms. What it needs is more just so-so moms. Like you.

I don't give my kids fruit snacks everyday either.

Brian and Callie said...

I look forward to each and every one of your posts. Those kids of yours are fantastic. I am still laughing about Erin and Alex's comments. What a hoot :) Keep up the good work Daniels.

Lisa said...

These are hilarious! That last one of Erin's reminds me of Calvin & Hobbes, when Calvin would talk about the 'Dad Polls', and how his Dad could "improve his image" in the house.

Rena said...

Ha! That is so funny!! I think I would cry though if my daughter said that to me...8) And then I would say.."if you don't say I am the BEST mom ever....then I wont do your laundry ever everrrr again!"

Ariel said...

Thanks for keeping the bar low so the rest of us have a fighting chance!

Steve Frahm said...

If you're not the funniest mom, then I don't know who is. Thanks for sharing!

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Mills Family said...

Laura is you aren't a good mom than I most fall somewhere below dirt. You always make me laugh when I read your blog