Monday, January 23rd 2012
Prince Charming Strikes Again

Last night Seth-6yr cornered me again on his proposed date with the beautiful Olivia.

“so when CAN we go ride horses with O’Libya?” he asked.

“I kind of…. have a LOT… going on. But I don’t think taking her a few hours away for a horseback ride is really appropriate anyway.”

“I NEED to do this, Mom. SHE has a cowboy hat and boots. And now I have a cowboy hat and boots, too.” He stared  me down. Perhaps he knows that if you mention footwear, you are more likely to fare better in any given negotiation with me. Okay, he DEFINITELY knows this. Everyone knows this.

“This is okay. If you will not do this, then I will just get her a horse for her berfday.”

OH. OKAY THEN. WHY DID YOU NOT JUST THREATEN ME WITH EXPENSIVE EQUINE PURCHASES SOONER?

If I were really on top of my mothering game right now, this conversation would have gone differently. But instead, I just asked, “So. How much of this is because you want to hold onto Olivia while riding a horse?”

He smirked.

“That is NOT what this is about.”

I breathed a sigh of relief.

Too soon.

Seth-6yr turned to go out the door and said, “She could always hold onto ME.”

He waited JUST long enough to see my face register what he’d said, and then he ran down the hall, laughing his little head off.

 

~hm

2 Comments on “Prince Charming Strikes Again”

1
LaLa
January 23rd, 2012
1:43 pm

Oh.

Wow.

2
Geekwif
January 23rd, 2012
2:40 pm

What LaLa said.
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