Sunday, February 22, 2009

They said, "hello"

Please tell me I'm not the only parent whose 4-year-old walks down the tool aisle of a store, sits on a shelf and begins a conversation with the bandsaw blades.

7 comments:

dogear6 said...

Is that different than the girls talking to their dolls, gardeners to their plants, or me to the car (yes, you will get a bath and no you cannot scratch inappropriately). He has a vivid imagination and probably a bit of shock value to it too. It will be more of a problem in school if he gets a teacher not willing to let him be a little boy.

Donna said...

dogear: Good point!

Did you mean car or cat? I'm trying to imagine how a car would scratch inappropriately. :)

Green Resolutions said...

ha! I'd rather mine be friends with the bandsaws than throw a tantrum :(

dogear6 said...

The car. When I took my husband's Jeep, the big joke became that I made it take a bath and it didn't like it. I said the reason I made it take a bath was that it was scratching behind it's bumpers, kind of like you see little kids (and some grown men) doing. . . you know when they itch.

So each time it gets washed, I remind the car why it needs a bath and the bath is not optional.

Donna said...

Green res: Thanks for dropping by. The tantrums happen when I don't have time to let him walk down the tool aisle...
BTW, I just added you to my blogroll.

dogear: That's funny!

Green Resolutions said...

Thanks :)

I just don't take Tyler to the stores. Except the occasional grocery store which has a cart. At the DMV the other day, he kept trying to leave the room.... Until I was ready to leave. And then he threw himself face down on the floor screaming. When I didn't immediately react, he peaked up at me to see if I was paying attention. He then started kicking his feet, like he's watching ants at a picnic or something. You know, just enjoying laying on his tummy on the floor, blocking the exit of a public building. After a few minutes, I did carry him screaming to the car. Ridiculous.

Donna said...

Green res: Oh, boy, it sounds like you've got your hands full! Yes, I'd take chatting with the sawblades over that any day. Good luck.