That's a big bowl of oatmeal, son

by | Jan 2, 2009 | Children's Book of the Week, Eli, Food, Henry, housekeeping, Parenting | 0 comments

So sometimes your kid comes up to you with a ridiculous request, like, “I want oatmeal in the biggest bowl we have!” And sometimes you are feeling snippy and you sigh and sort of pretend you didn’t hear and give him oatmeal in a regular bowl. But then sometimes you slept a little more than usual and so you think, “Why not?” and you give him oatmeal in the biggest bowl you have. And yeah, he sort of thought you were going to fill the bowl, but he was so delighted that you actually gave him this giant bowl, that he didn’t even complain about the fact that there was the normal amount of oatmeal in there.

It just goes to show you: if you’re a cranky mom 95% of the time, your kids are totally psyched when you are a normal, pleasant person.


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