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Friday, October 14

Lesson Learned (aka: "my son the drama queen")

I let him chop the apples.

I gave him a sharp knife, and let him chop the apples.

It was a bagel knife, rounded tip, but it was still sharp -- and he thought that was the best thing ever. We made the Apple Crisp, washed the dishes and cleaned up - put the knife away. Waiting for the timer, smelling the magnificent, sweet, apple-cinnamon aroma.

Daddy woke up. The three of us cuddled on the couch and treasured our few minutes together before night shift started.

Two on the couch now - rustling in the kitchen.

me: "What are you doing, Tim?"

no response.

me (firmly): "Timothy, come out here please and tell me what you are doing."

A guilt filled face emerged around the corner.

tim: "I was biting this piece of paper, mmm I like biting paper."

Hmmm, ok nutcase.

Garnet and I start back into our conversation - trying to ignore the fact that our child is getting way too much enjoyment out of biting a hole in a piece of paper.

Terrifying scream. Blood on the finger.

tim (in between sobs): "MOM, I LIED. I'M SO SORRY I LIED."

me and garnet (jumping from the couch):"WHAT WERE YOU DOING!?"

Oh I get it....jabbing a hole in the paper - not biting a hole in the paper. Yeah, that makes perfect sense....

tim (drama queen...and still sobbing): "Oh, Please don't hurt my heart, don't be mad. I love you with my whole heart and I'm so sorry. Ooooooh my heart hurts. I won't touch knives again. My whole heart loves you soooo much. Ooooh, I wish I didn't do that."

Cleaned up blood.
Finger still on hand.
Band-aid on wound
......parents holding in laughter;

I think you learned your lesson Tim, I think your finger and your heart will be just fine.

Now, let's have some apple cri.....oh.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My poor little Tim....
he's so precious,so comical,yeah ..ok...dramatic.
Kiss his sore finger for me...(can't stop laughing!!!)
Gramma Vicki xoxoxox

the salmon said...
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the salmon said...

thats so funny! or tragic... :(

i have a saying i like to use when guys are especially dramatic: drama qwing. so then i'm not quite calling them a queen, but not exactly calling them a king either. i know a few drama qwings.

Michelle said...

yup, i think he learned his lesson the hard way! funny, i was thinking the same thing.. biting paper.. what a nutcase LOL. don't think he'll try that one again any time soon.

Penny Cockerline said...

O Jess I was just aking a peek @ your older posts & this one made me bust out laughing......I love his little rant he gave after the the accident....LOL