Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Conversations with a 5 year old

So I'm picking up the markers after a marathon coloring session when Ethan walks by....

Me: Hey, buddy! Wanna help mommy pick up these markers?

Ethan: No thanks. I don't like cleanin' up.

Me: Well, do you think I like cleaning up?

Ethan: You're always doing it, so you must like it!



Indeed.

9 comments:

JAM said...

Yeah, I get
Mom, why didn't you (fill in the blank) for me?

I guess the maid didn't get around to it - maybe you should fire her.

You're the maid! And we can't fire you since we don't pay you anything!

Yup, 'nuff said.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Touché little man

ib mommy said...

Ha, ha, ha! Never ask them if they WANT to help:)

techie_chick said...

I get "no mummy, you can do/carry it". Then the childminder told me she looks & feels like a Christmas tree on the way to school carrying everyone's book & lunch bags. Then I felt bad for not being more forceful...

leslie said...

Never ask, always tell.

Angela Luce said...

Yeah, can't wait for the day Sophie figures that one out... For now we can still convince her picking up is FUN! Most of the time...

Jim and Cathy said...

It only gets better with age... I don't know if you saw this post on my photo site. http://dforty.blogspot.com/2008/10/dinner-conversation.html

Robj98168 said...

Hee hee Haw *chortle* wiping my *snicker* eyes now Not laughing at you- am laughing with Ethan!

organicneedle said...

Have Ethan and Truman been sharing life philosophies? Or does the wisdom just come with being 5?