Archive for May, 2007
Alicia had the kids out late to Hanna and David’s last week. Gets home about 8:15 with Sam just fallen asleep and waking back up. I take him upstairs, set him on the sofa beside me after giving him a drink of juice and just snuggle up together for a minute.
Me: Sam, it’s about time for us to brush teeth and read books and get in bed.
Sam: Can I watch a Sammy DVD?
Me: Not tonight buddy, it’s too late for that.
Sam (sniffling): But I want to watch a Sammy DVD.
Me: Sorry buddy, you’ll have to wait till tomorrow, we’re going to read books though.
Sam (sniffling with a hint of merlot): well, can I watch a short video on your laptop then?
Me: Sure buddy, after we brush teeth and read books.
Sam (more whine than sniffle now): But I want to watch it now.
Me: Sam if you whine about it you’re not going to get to watch anything.
Sam (sniffling again): Daaad. you hurt my feelings… and…. that means I get to watch a DVD (grin).
I laughed, said “no, but good try” and he went to bed OK.