From the Mouths of Babes…two year old arguments
While camped out in the Costco parking lot, awaiting the rescue forces of my husband and co-worker to a pregnant damsel in distress with five children and a lot of melting frozen groceries because of car trouble, I observed this dubious duo at it again, debating over the messiness of smoothies.
Each kid had one (thanks to the random lady that felt sorry for this pregnant lady with five kids and an overflowing grocery cart who shoved money in my hand and said, “Go, buy your babies some ice cream). So the healthier option of smoothies were purchased and we marched out to the car, buckled everyone in, loaded an enormous amount of food into the trunk, and realized the car was going no where. In the brief amount of time when I kept trying to start it, and then call my husband to come rescue us, Malachi managed to spill his bright purple smoothie in his car seat. As I was getting him out of the hot, non-moving car I chided myself “Why did I give you this. Smoothies are too messy for two year olds in the car.”
So as the boys sat in the cart while we waited, Benjamin says,
“Smoothies are a yittle bit messy in the car, right Ma-ki?”
And his two year old pipes up “Noooo”
“Yes, dey is.”
Benjamin pauses to think about it…
And resumes his insistence that smoothies ARE messy…
“Ma-ki, smoothies IS messy”
“Nooo…” Malachi insists.
“Yes, dey is!”
“YES, DEY IS MESSY!!”
and this continued for several minutes…
And if someone doesn’t agree with you in a very obvious argument, you obviously should pinch their face so they can see the light of your reason…
After working THAT out, I tried to recapture the argument, and in this case, maybe the pinching worked for Malachi was much more agreeable this go round (of course, it always works that way…you can never quite capture the moment again on camera)