Monday, April 18, 2011

But I Love You

My youngest gets out of his bed AT LEAST 4-5 times at bedtime. And it doesn't matter how much I do to prevent it before he actually goes to bed. I'll put a snack and drink by his bed. I open the window to let him know that the noises he hears are just cars going up the street. I make him use the potty...twice. It doesn't matter. This is how it goes.

"Mommy, I'm hungry."
"Mommy, I'm thirsty."
"Mommy, I need to go potty."
"Mommy, I heard a noise."

After the first four, he has me so amped up that I'm ready to throw something (and it's usually aimed at my poor husband's head, because I can't take it out on the kid or the dog, now can I?). I march him back into his bed and tell him FOR THE LAST TIME that if he gets out again there will be serious consequences for his father.

Then, as I settle back onto the couch and put my freshly poured Coke to my lips, he's at it again. I huff and I puff like I'm going to blow the house down, but before I stand up my little guy says...

"Mommy, I just wanted to say I love you."

I love you too, you little emotional manipulator.

Does your kid drive you toward the brink of insanity only to melt your heart a moment later? Feel free to share :)


  1. Excellent. Love how you ended this.

    They work me. They work me good.
    ~ Wendy

  2. Oh yes. I think we have the same children.

  3. Oh, yes. This has happened more times than I can count...

  4. Tell him Miss Jodi will give him $5 if he stays in his darn bed without getting out! No, make it $10!!!

  5. Poor daddy's head, so sorry for him. But its kindda cute, with the way you describing. I don't know yet how it feels to have a child.
    Thanks for sharing

    Donna from papier peint intissé