Well, as they age, it only gets worse. And I've only got a taste of it... I can't even imagine how it'll be when I've got 2 teenage boys on my hands. Oy. Right now I have an extremely strong willed 2 year old on my hands. He knows what he wants and he will manipulate however he can to get his way. It's amazing to me that they don't need to be taught how to do these things... they just know.
Marco loves to give me excuses for everything I ask him to do... from the simplest to the most complex request, he has an excuse as to why he can not or rather, WILL not do it. The problem is, in his 2 year old mind, he can only hold 2 excuses and they don't always make sense given the situation. His go-to excuses are:
"It's too hot" or "It's too hard". And "hard" as in texture, not difficulty.
Some of our conversations go like this:
"Marco, take off your pull up and go pee pee in the toilet"
"No, Mama, it's too hot".
"Marco, it's not hot in the toilet".
"Marco, eat your sandwich"
"But it's too hot".
"It's peanut butter... it's not hot!"
"Marco, wanna listen to music?"
"No, it's too hard".
"I won't put it loud".
"No, it's too hoooooootttt".
"It's too hot to sit down?"
"No, do it!"
What?! None of this even makes sense... ok, only the one about music makes sense... but still. It's shocking that I have to deal with excuses from a 2 year old! Excuses, excuses.
And it's hard not to laugh, because he still has that whole cute factor going on. Little stinker gets away with things for being cute!
For the record, that is not a headband... it's one of those sweat bands to complete his "sporty look". FYI