September 22, 2010

#sarcasm

I made the genius decision to allow Gray to start planning what we'll do on his birthday in two weeks and two days. It all started with him wanting to go to the zoo. Can we go to the zoo on my birthday? And I was like, sure! That would be fun. Why not.

Great! Can we see the hyenas first when we go to the zoo on my birthday?

You do know that when planning anything with any distance in the future, with a child, that is all you're going to hear about until that space of time has passed and it is, indeed, now time?

Then we'll see the penguins second.

Every day it's something new. Can we still go to the zoo on my birthday? Yes. He sees I'm making eggs for breakfast. Can we have eggs for breakfast on the morning of my birthday? Yes, Gray, we can have eggs. We have eggs every day. We would be having them on your birthday any way.

Can we see the penguins second after we see the hyenas first, when we go to the zoo on my birthday?

Can we have bacon on my birthday?


Can I bring cupcakes to the zoo, on my birthday?


Can I wear my alligator shirt when I eat eggs for breakfast and bacon for lunch and cupcakes for dessert at the zoo, on my birthday?


Yes.


Yes.


Yes. I told you yes yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that. You don't need to ask me every day until your birthday.


Which is only 2 weeks and two days away.


Yay.

26 comments:

  1. You have the beginnings of an adorable little children's book there, sister. Seriously! ;) And he'll write the rest of it for you over the next two weeks and 2 days (ACK!!), so make sure to take good notes!

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  2. Love this. A friend of mine made the mistake of telling her little ones they were going to Disney like MONTHS ahead of time. I think she hated Disney before they even got there she heard about it so much.

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  3. Awww, I agree with Megan - that is a great idea for a children's book!

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  4. Third vote for making this a children's book. Love it!! :)

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  5. so funny - and not funny - and such a sore spot with me sometimes with my 12 yo stepdaughter. But - it would make a great children's book.

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  6. This happens to me DAILY. And their birthdays aren't until January and June, respectively. (At least the two that keep asking.)

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  7. Adorable, and oh-so-little-boy. Maybe HE can turn it into a book. As in, when he starts going on about it, "Go draw that in your book." :)

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  8. and now you know.
    and you should also totally make a book like this.

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  9. He sounds like a funny kid! :) Your blog lately makes me very excited for my sons to start talking to me! :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, and that's why I NEVER tell the kids anything exciting. : )

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  11. Can I invite myself to go to the zoo too? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Birthday! I could even probably switch my day off that week if it should work out. I want to see the penguins too...It does sound like it would make a great children's book.

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  12. this is how i am about my birthday. every day i ask my husband what he got me and try to extract hints about his gifts. for months before. i love my birthday.

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  13. My kids do the same! I got some stuff at the Target dollar bins for our Pre-Halloween party in mid-October and my 3-yr-old has been asking about the party every day! I think once October finally hits, we'll make a countdown chain so she can SEE how many more days until the party!

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  14. Oh man, we told our 4-year-old we were moving MONTHS in advance, and it came back and bit us in the butt... I mean, we were pleasantly reminded... every single day until moving day. Gotta love our little ones' enthusiasm and excitement, though, right? ;)

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  15. I read this and lived it at the same moment. My Connor turns 7 in three weeks. We talk about his party Every Day. And the chatter about all things birthday does not stop.

    I feel like we're living parallel lives lately.

    (Thinking about it in terms of a children's book makes it seem much sweeter and less annoying.)

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  16. Oh that's so funny!! And soooo true - I love it! :-) Hope he has a great one. In 2 weeks and days. ;-)

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  17. haha..i know tt feeling very well..;p

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  18. I am answering questions about my daughter's birthday already.

    She turns 6 in February.

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  19. Sometimes....just sometimes....

    I get that excited about my birthday too.

    But only sometimes, because I'm not getting any younger.

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  20. he and ellie need to get together to talk more often. ellie has a lot to say. all day. gray can chat about his birthday. all day. to her.

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  21. This made me giggle. Which I needed. Right now. Thanks!

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  23. So funny! Have the words, "pleeeease just stop talking for a feeew minutes" ever come out of your mouth like it has mine!? :)

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  24. This may be a great time for Gray to visit Mimi for two weeks. :-/ and uh...Gray and i are supposed to go Penn Station for his birthday, we planned this is February. WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT IDEA, GRAY?!?!

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