Wednesday, April 27, 2011

While He's Still 3

My baby will turn four very, very soon, but for the short while he's still three I'm choosing to enjoy the fact that he refers to dessert as "bazert".

And this week has taken to whining "Mom, I'm boring."

When he really means, "Mom, I'm bored."

I'm even choosing to enjoy (although still consequencing with no ice cream after dinner) the fact that he ate half of an entire chocolate bunny (equivalent to at least one large chocolate bar) from his Easter basket without permission about 10 minutes
before dinner tonight!

Want to know how I knew he'd eaten the rest of the chocolate bunny?

That face plus the disappearance of said bunny from his plastic bunny box on the shelf higher than the dog could reach!

And when I confronted him with the crime, do you know what he said?

"But two chocolate bunnies would be worser."

I didn't bother correcting the grammar, on a future day he'll learn to use the word "worse" correctly, today was the day to learn the lesson that if one eats half of a chocolate bunny without asking his mom before dinner, one will not get to eat ice cream for bazert! No, not even 31¢ ice cream!

I'm thoroughly thankful for the joy of a three year old! Even when they're terrible and annoying, they are hilarious and lovable!

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  1. Oh too true! Enjoy the last fews days of three, but don't worry -- four will be amazing!

    Visiting from Thankful Thursday : )

  2. What a little monkey!! :)

    It's so good to be able to realize so many of these annoyances are what make up the "special-ness" of our children!! Yeah, they need to be corrected and disciplined and taught, but parenting is so much more fun when you see the blessings amidst and in spite of the frustrations. This is such a great post!

  3. Oh how I love to visit here and bring myself down memory road...I remember my youngest son saying bazert as well...soo cute. I loved your son's logic btw on the chocolate is better than two! haha Have a wonderful day! HUGS

  4. Sounds like a bundle of laughs! :D
    You seem to have a great outlook - even when he's been naughty. They grow up really fast, it's best to enjoy every moment.
    Thank you for sharing!


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