Negotiations From the Top of the Stairs


I think nearly everyone who knows me would say I can be stubborn.

I like to call it being independent.

And I also think nearly everyone who knows me would say I have strong opinions about certain things and will negotiate and defend said position until the cows come home.

I like to call it being certain about where I stand on things.

And to my husband who is reading this: I can see you nodding your head and smiling. I'm just sayin'.

So then, it should come as no surprise that our two-year old son is a bit stubborn independent and likes to negotiate knows where he stands... just like his mama.

And also, it should also come as no surprise that the two-year old boy and the forty-year old mama play tug-of-war-with-words quite often. (But I always win. He just doesn't know that.)

For example, last weekend when I was trying to work my way through a very long TO-DO list, I would kick it into high gear the minute I put Adam down for a nap. I figured I could accomplish in an hour of nap time what would take me three hours when he was awake.

Alas, the boy had another idea.

He'd perch himself on the bottom ledge of the gate at the top of the stairs and begin calling my name over and over and over again.

After twenty or so versions of "Mama!", "Mom!", "Mama-cita!" had been hurled down the stairs at me with no response, he tried another tactic.

(pitiful voice) "Mama, my tummy is hurtin. I feelin sick. I need 'da medicine."
(no answer)

(pitiful voice) "Mama, now my head is hurtin'. I need more of 'da medicine."
(no answer)

"Mama, come sleep wiff me. I missin' my mama."
(no answer, but Oh, my! The sweetness!)

And finally this:
(cheery voice) "Hi Mama! I sleeped so good! I taked a long nap. I just got up!"

Pretty slick for such a little boy.

I can't wait to see what he comes up with when he learns to drive.


Just Mom :

"Mama-cita"? Really?

ROFL. Clever boy.

Susan :

Hold on for dear life, Jill!!!!

annie :

Oh those boys! They have our hearts from birth! Bailey is 14 and still knows how to get to me.

Pink in a sea of blue :

Cute family! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I miss ATL so much. We lived in Smyrna for 10 years and moved back to NC at the end of '06. I feel your pain. My 3 yo will not stop saying my name, his request, etc until I fulfill his needs/wants/annoyances. Drives me crazy! But he also says he loves me about 100 times a day.

The Mrs. :

That is one smart little person!!!!!

Lisa @ Take90West :

Mamacita??? That is too cute!

I just went back and read your link to the Carolyn pool lady story. Oh, that was so funny. Good for you...I hope the lifeguards are doing a bit more guarding this year.

jilly :

Oh that CRACKED me UP!!!!

Tammy :

Oh, he would just have me wound around his little finger! :)

Nadine :

He is very bright at such a young age.

Momma Roar :

Not just when he starts driving - but when he has his first fender bender! :)

I like Mama-cita!!

Melissa @ Breath of Life :

I know where he gets his clever mind!

Holly :

Awww...he sure sounds cute and clever, even in his stubborness. :)

kari and kijsa :

How are truly blessed!

Have a fabulous weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

justabeachkat :

How cute! Sounds like he has your number.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Staci :

How cute is that?! So, I'm guessing you didn't get very much done?!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

He sounds pretty smart to me!! :)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) :

Oh my girls are the QUEENS of playin' mama. I don't know where they get their stubborness either. Tee hee.

It's tough when they start doing this in the mornings (mommy my tummy hurts, mommy I'm sleepy...).

Stay strong! ;)

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