After a very long day, I asked Austin, 3.5 years old, why she wasn’t listening to. Here are her answers:
- I didn’t know where you were going to put that clock. We bought a new clock a few days ago, I put it up yesterday.
- I wanted a backpack from the library. She was looking around for an excuse and saw the Famiy Literacy Kit sitting on the desk.
- I wanted new batteries. ?
- I wanted a new computer. I take it she meant her toy laptop, which would explain the need for batteries.
- I don’t listen when I am very good. Right, that would be what the problem is.
- I wanted to be good because but I forgot to be. I admit, I was hiding my mouth behind my arm as she was trying to explain this. She forgot, that’s simple right?
- Maybe because I had bad dreams that day, I don’t know what day.
- Well mom, I think that some kids be good at their house. I asked her why she wasn’t then being good at her house, she laughed and walked away.
I’m sure behind these excuses the real reason might unfold. Or it could be that she is just tired of only having her sister and I for company for the past 4 days, though one of those days Hubby was home too. This poor neglected child with no toys to play with hasn’t had any friends over. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day as the boys I watch will be back. I hope so!
Do your children have good reasons for the things they do? Or are they just as creative as she is?