Thursday, October 14, 2010


Putting children to bed is always an adventure.
From the fits they throw because they don't want to go to bed,
to the things they say when you're snuggled up together, reading a book.

One evening, Henry was EXTREMELY mad at me for not letting him wear his spiderman costume to bed.

Normally I'm not so unreasonable. But from experience I knew that if he wore it, then inevitably he would be in our room trying to get it off fast enough to go pee, which wouldn't happen in time and then I would be washing the spiderman costume at 2 in the morning.

Anyway....he was in the midst of his "I want my spiderman costume" tantrum. Screaming at the top of his lungs. Literally.

I just calmly kept saying "what book do you want to read Henry?" repeatedly.

And he just kept screaming. Loud.

Finally I said "Ok, I'll pick one out." And proceeded to look for a book to read.

When he saw that I was really going to pick out a book and not give him his spiderman costume
he did the following:

"Aaahhhhh(stop mid scream). Yeah, I want a book." Said VERY calmly. I wish I could switch my tantrums off that fast.

He picked out the Suess book, Hop on Pop.

As I read to him, he sat quietly, until we got to this page:

It says: Dad is sad. Very, very sad. He had a bad day. What a day dad had.

To which Henry commented "I know why he had a bad day. It cuz someone come up to him and go (imagine punching motion)! Right there!(pointing to dad's folded hands)"

And all I could say through my laughter was "yes, henry, that would make it a bad day for him".

I love that he didn't ask me why dad had a bad day. He just came up with his own reason.

A reason which would indeed cause dad to have a very bad day.


  1. If only I could switch out of my moods that quickly...Go Henry!

  2. HAHA! I love the things kids say. By the way, do you know if your episode of fame will be available online?

  3. Megan-as far as I have been able to tell, they don't put them on Hulu or anywhere else we've been able to find. But they are supposed to send us a dvd, and we're going to record it. So we can make dvd's for anyone who wants one and send them out. Even as far as Alaska!


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