Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Great Manipulator

Kids seem to learn things faster and faster these days. I'm going to go ahead and throw this out there....Tegan has me in the palm of his itty bitty fat cute little hands. He can pretty much talk me in to anything and talk his way out of everything. When he has done something wrong and I haven't even discovered it yet he will try to block me from getting to his room and say "I promise I be good" or "I promise I gone start listening to you" over and over again until I break through his human barricade only to discover a whole bottle of Elmer's glue poured all over 50% of the stuff in his bedroom. Things were glued to his carpet that will never be the same.
He tries to talk his way out of preschool every single day. I'm not sure why b/c he seems to love it but I think he would just rather be at home so that he can continue to make progress on pulling this house apart piece by piece....he obviously has a deadline to meet. Anyways, the other night when putting him to bed he starts telling me about how he doesn't like school, how some kid keeps throwing sand in his eyes, how all the kids are mean to him and won't play with him and how he just wants to stay with me and promises that he will be sweet all day long. For a very brief amount of time he had me going. I was upset and worried about my already fragile little boy. I was terrified that my greatest fear was coming true and my little guy was being picked on. I had already been working up a plan in my head to talk Paul in to pulling him out and him just staying home with me until he is 18. But first I decided to mention my concerns to his teacher. I was so relieved when she burst out in laughter and said that my little man isn't having problems, in fact he is the ring leader!!! I looked down at him standing beside me and there he stood with a huge grin on his face. He almost got away with it.
Yesterday when I went to pick him up from school they were out on the playground playing. Him and several other kids were in a playhouse playing. He didn't realize I was there so as I came up from behind I witnessed it....he was blocking the door, told the other kids to sit down and he was telling them what to do while all these kids were happy to oblige and grinning from ear to ear. Somehow witnessing this bossy episode did my heart good....that little boy can take care of himself but just loves his Mommy to much to let her know it!!!


  1. Aren't they just amazing. It is completely frustrating and wonderful at the same time!

  2. Haha!!! Too funny, what a cutie.

    Love that he has a deadline to meet. :)