Tuesday, January 26, 2010

 entrepreneur or swindler?

We were all pretty tired last night. I was doing my obsessive compulsive quick little toy pick up which I indulge in every evening before we retire to our beds and Dave was completing the pajamas and bed time routine with the small ones. Jay had already made his way up to the bedroom that he shares with Noe. I was somewhat distracted by my own tired and the tidying process with which I was engaged. I heard Noe's slipper jammied foot steps descending the stairs and he was soon chattering excitedly. Noe is a very vocal child. We were carrying on understandable conversations with him when he was around 18 months old. BUT, when he gets upset or excited, or a mixture of both, his words can turn into just "chattering". So he is chattering at me and I catch "My room! - Need a penny!" What? So, I said, "What?!" And he slowed it down. And I heard every strange little word. "I need a penny so that I can get into my room!" What? As it turns out, Jay had intentionally been the first up the stairs and into the room. He then held the door shut - telling his 3 year old brother that he could only enter if he paid his way in - with a penny. Come on Jay - if you are gonna do it - try for at least a quarter! I could not control my laughter. Where do they learn this stuff?? So, naturally, I gave Noe a penny so that he could go into his room for the night. Creative planning minds deserve their reward, no? Confirmation that the T-shirt I got for Jay that night was, indeed, appropriate.

10 comments:

Jessi said...

That is so funny!

I always wonder where they come up with these things. My daughter is creative too and she's only 3!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Your boys are so cute :) That shirt says it all ;)

Melody said...

Cunning little guy : )

Nezzy said...

Perfect tee for a cutie~pie dude! Heeeheehe! Kids are so creative.

Have a terrific day enjoying your "little" blessings!!!

Amanda said...

wendi...love this! i think jay and elizabeth would be a really dangerous combination! and my favorite part of the whole story...that you let him keep the money. :)

Heather said...

That is so funny! And I think that t-shirt would be apt for my little guy as well :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Ha! Move over Donald Trump :)

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

AHHHH Brothers!

Kristin said...

I love your comments on my blog. They are so encouraging and so genuine. I have been reading your blog, thanks to our mutual friends:) I know that you have gone through the joys and sorrows of parenthood. I often think of you during this time of sorrow in my life and think....well, Wendi has 4 kids now, so life must not all be bad....Thanks for your posts, they are a huge encouragement to me.

jennifer said...

what a little stinker! :-)