i always comment that each day, the boys do something funny that cracks us up. sometimes it's laughing from pure amusement, and sometimes it is schadenfreude. regardless, i would be re-miss if i didn't make note of it.
last night, cal goes through his evening ritual of not being able to fall asleep and coming up with every possible excuse. this time he started to get a little more creative and manipulative.
cal: ma-ma! me: yes, what is it sweetie? cal: i'm hungry. me: well, this has happened before and we talked about this, remember? you need to eat more at dinner, so you're not hungry at night. cal: well, i'm hungry now. me: ...or you could fall asleep really quick and when you wake up, it will be morning, and you can have waffles and eggs! cal: noooo, i'm hungry now. me: well, buddy, i'm sorry, but you either have to eat at dinner or at breakfast; no eating at bedtime. cal: (petulantly) that makes me sad! me: i'm sorry it makes you sad cal, but no eating at bedtime. maybe this will help you remember to eat more at dinner. cal: so you want me to be sad and hungry????!! me: *sighing*do you really think i want you to be sad and hungry?