And he got off easy.

It was like this: C woke up this morning and went through the usual routine:

C: “Here I am!”

Me: “Excellent! Good morning!” *kiss*

C: “Are we going to the teachers’ today?”

Me: “Yes” *bracing myself*


Every day we go through this, every day. In the weekends, I say “no” and he wails “WHYYYYYYYY??
C: “Can I have ice cream?”

Me: “No”


*sigh* Every. Damn. Morning.

Then the variations start.

C: “Can I have juice?”

Me: “Sure! Here!” *pouring good measure of juice in sports bottle*

C: “More! More juice! Fill it!”

Me: “No, that is enough.”


C: “I don’t want juice.”

Me: “Drink it.”

C: “No, I don’t want juice.”

Me: “Drink. It.” *foolishly turning my back*

C: “Oops! I spilled my juice!”

Unbeknownst to the little devil, I had put his juice in the sports bottle PRECISELY because I suspected criminal intent in his “accidental” juice spills, so instead of a lagoon of watermelon juice there was only a scant half cup on the floor. Most of the juice stayed in the bottle.

Still, half a cup of watermelon juice on the floor calls for a lot of mopping.

And I HATE mopping.

So I put him in time out while I cleaned the %$#@!#$! floor, and then I sat next to him and made him drink the rest of the juice.

All of it.

Down to the last freaking DROP.

It took quite a while.

He fussed. He whined. He hemmed, He hawed. He called for his dad. He called for my mom. He cried. He wept. He said I was bad. I would have laughed if I wasn’t so mad. (hey, a poem!)

But finally, he drank the damned juice.

And do you know what he said when he finished it???

He will be the death of me.“Mmmm! Yummy juice! More?”

I wish I was joking.


  1. Erica
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Awww, Wring his neck and kiss his whole face at the same time!!!! BTW I’ll leave you my address so you can send me those adorable jammies when he’s done with them, if they’re still in one piece(or two?). ;)

  2. Amanda Jillian
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh I know exactly what you are talking about. Hence why my son drinks from a sippy cup with everything but water.
    Amanda Jillian recently posted Looking back and seeing the growth

    • Posted January 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

      I think C’s too old for a sippy… but yeah, I guess it’s that or him going dehydrated!

      • Erica
        Posted January 23, 2013 at 7:32 am | Permalink

        My bosses twins just turned 7 and she only recently gave up the sippy cups, although the last year she mostly used them for beside their bed in the middle of the night. (I thought that was a wonderful Idea)

      • Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

        Drinks by the bed in the middle of the night? How is that a good idea? I systematically dehydrate C from 7pm onwards to prevent wet beds!

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