Monday, December 29, 2008

The phone....

Apparently the bane of Henry's existence.

As most of you with kids know, your lovely little ones play so nicely independently...until that phone rings. It is like Pavlov’s dog or something. As soon as it rings some internal message goes off in their brain that makes them want you....NEEEEED you so desperately that they can't seem to stop whining, hanging on you, and screaming on the floor while you try to finish your brief conversation with a person on the other line who is wondering when you started torturing peacocks in your free time, because clearly that is what they are hearing on the other line...

I was having a conversation with my mother on the phone today... (I will admit it was not brief in the least,) and Henry's little Pavlov signal shooter went off. He progressively got whinier and whinier and eventually threw himself on the ground with a giant groan. I got up to leave the room, to which his response was to also get up and follow me, smacking me on the butt the whole time.

With each smack came a request. He pretty much went through a litany of requests with each smack, from water, to bedtime, to bathroom breaks, to what ever he thought might redirect my attention to him...

I got off the phone exasperated, looked at him and said "Goodness Gracious..."

He quickly got a similar exasperated look, let out a huge sigh of relief and said:
"Goodness Gracious, I would like some water..."

a little self entitlement anyone??? Apparently they come into the world thinking they own it...wonder when they figure out that they don't?... They do right???

4 comments:

Country Girl said...

Sounds a lot like my house! The joys or parenting!

STAY AT HOME MOMMY FROM MAINE said...

Goodness, I hope they do figure it out and soon!! Although, I have a husband who does the same thing at times... maybe he'll grow out of it too??? LOL!! Have a wonderful new year!

JenHen said...

This reminded me of the many phone conversations we've had where it sounds like one of our kids is dying in the background.....

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

Get the same thing with my little one and the other is at the stage where he is intently watching and waiting for his turn to join the entitlement ranks! LOL!

Happy New Year!