Well, folks there are some things that have become official in the past few days .
1-We have OFFICIALLY entered the "joke stage" with Mini #1. You know that stage that all children go through, sometimes for YEARS where they tell you ridiculously silly (we don't use the word stupid in the ML house) jokes, you laugh, and the cycles goes on and on. The same joke is told, but they change the "punch line" every 4.7 seconds.
Yes, Mini #1 is there. He did have one good one* and that got the ball rolling. He tells jokes constantly and always pulls out all the stops when it comes to bed time, cleaning up, eating, etc.
Please say a little prayer for me that I make it out of this stage and I would like to apologize to all of my family for putting up with me during this lovely childhood stage.
2-I have also OFFICIALLY lost my mind. Over the past few days, I have spent more time arguing with a three year old over the silliest things. I am the parent, but by golly I have found myself arguing and acting just like a three year old. There appears to be more than one incident, but I will just share one that happened last night:
(Before scene starts, it is storytime before bed. Mini #1 is taking his sweet time picking out a book, so Mini #2 and I begin reading something that I picked for her.)
Mini #1: "Hey, that's my book. Don't read that to Mini #2."
Me: "It's our book. Would you like to read too?"
Mini #1: "Give it back. DON'T YOU READ IT!!" (cue whining voice)
Me: "This book belongs to our family. Come read with us."
Mini #1: " I said it is MY BOOK. STOP THAT. GIVE IT BACK." (cue Mini#1 "mad" voice and add a slight foot stomp)
Me: " Actually, this is my book. It came from when Mommy was a teacher and was in my classroom. I guess it is my book and Mini #2 and I are reading it together. Go away. You can't hear."
Mini #1: "It is my book. She doesn't like it."
Me: "She does like it. We ar enjoying it. Look Mini #2, a boat."
Mini #1: "No boat. She doesn't want to read it. Put it down."
Me: (Lightbulb moment-"What in the hay are you doing arguing with him?" Get it together.) "This book belongs to our family. We all can read it. Please come and listen with us. You like this story. Come on."
Mini #1: "Ok. Please start over."
(Sits down and breask to a whisper) "It's my book."
We also may or may not have had an argument about this morning being Halloween.
*Mini #1's GOOD joke that he must have heard at school:
"Why did the duck cross the playground?"
"To get to the other SLIDE!"
Come on, funny for a three year old! (Not so funny when he told it 291835 times with a different ending.