“Not My Kids” – Bravely confessing some of my kid’s antics and quirks by denying them.
When Colby (4) tried to help by bringing the laptop computer to me, he did not trip and fall sending the
laptop skittering across the ground and resulting in a computer that is no longer usable.
Colby did not tie a rope to the banister and then proceed to use the wall in the stairwell for rappelling practice.
He did not move immediately from rappelling to tight rope walking by placing a broom across the gap between the couch and the coffee table. Yes, he can walk (most of the way) across.
Colby did not use a screw driver to drive a hole into our newly patched and painted wall.
Colby and I were talking in the car about what he wanted to get Kaitlin (11) for Christmas. “I want to get KeeKee a train set,” he said.
“No sweetheart, you need to think of something that Kaitlin would want to have, not what you would like.”
Colby pondered this for a while and then said, “I think KeeKee wants a phone attached to a box with buttons.”
“Hmm”, I think that’s what you want.”
He did not reply in a surprised tone, “Yes, that is what I want!”
He has not drawn on the walls of every single room in our house except the master bedroom. (He has included bathrooms, halls and stairwells.)
Colby is not just like me and does not bring an amazing amount of laughter, joy and delight to my life.
Come back tomorrow, when I share Colby’s biggest escapade yet. We’re still laughing…