Wednesday, 9 September 2009

In which Youngest Becomes a Monster

Youngest ate an entire Chocolate Bunny at the weekend.
Behind the sofa.
Chocolate and Youngest are not Good Playmates. At All. He becomes a Small but Volatile Monster. For an hour or so. Before returning to his normal lovely self.
Was somewhat surprised by his Extraordinarily Naughty Behaviour on Saturday morning.
For an hour or so. Little devil, he was.
And then found an Empty Chocolate Bunny Wrapper.
Behind the sofa.
'Did you eat this?' I asked Youngest sternly.
He put on his Stricken Face.
Think Bubbles working hard.
'Yes,' he said, looking totally forlorn and wretched.
'No more sweeties until next week now,' I say.
He nods, tears welling in his eyes.
'The fing is, Mummy, that I fort that if I ate ALL the chocolate today, then I wouldn't be Naughty tomorrow.'
Had to leave room Quickly as could not keep up the Stern Face.
But not before I had dropped a kiss on his head.


The Dotterel said...

It's watertight logic!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, yes - what is it about chocolate that turns kids into monsters, anyway? It's not the sugar, because other sugary snacks don't have the same effect, but chocolate? Monster mode, every time.

I admire his honesty. Many kids would have lied when confronted with "Did you eat this?", even with chocolate evidence smeared all over their face and hands.

Anonymous said...

PS - don't you just hate it when they do or say something so darn cute that you can't stay mad at them?

Maternal Tales said...

Bless him. He could have a point...

Valerie said...

Aww bless the little angel, he's so cute.

DJan said...

Sometimes I wonder about kids' minds. I remember long ago reading in The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran: "Your children are not your children but life's longing for itself." That might be paraphrased, but our minds definitely evolve, don't they. I would have had no choice but to lie shamefacedly.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha! What a clever little guy. Mine has been a monster ALL week. (Wish it were just an hour) I don't know if I can make it till school starts next Tuesday!

Alix said...

Youngest is a dear (forget the devil horns - those are only temporary) and you are a fun mum.

elizabethm said...

This child may become a lawyer - what a quick and fertile brain! Love it.

Vicus Scurra said...

I didn't have any chocolate today, but I am still as unbearable as I was yesterday.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Such sweetness and foresight!!!

Robynn's Ravings said...

A man that knows himself. That is NOT to be taken lightly! Or without a chuckle. Chocolate is a siren's call. His ship just couldn't sail on by!

Paula said...

Aw ... from the mouths of babes! I, too, would have a hard time resisting smiling at his soulful retort. That charming boy will definitely be able to hold his own in life!

Tatersmama said...

Awww..... Bless the little guy!
That sure was quick thinking, and you certainly can't fault his logic, now can you?
He was trying to spare you his actions 'tommorrow"!!!

Diane said...

He's so self-aware! Poor thing, he'll lose it. All men do. Sigh.

Pam said...

Little monkey! Although I might use that excuse myself next time I delve into the English chocolate drawer in my fridge.

Anonymous said...

That's made me want chocolate....

Sara said...

He's destined for great things that boy!:-)

Mwa said...

Watch out for that one when he's a teenager. He will be able to talk himself out of anything.

Debs said...

I love his logic. Must remember to use the same for my next chocoholic experience.

Joanne said...

Hello - I've included your post in the ParentDish round up, congratulations:

Julie said...

Hilarious! Keep it up!


Ladybird World Mother said...

The D - sure is!! The boy is logic personified. Bless.
Jeff - Weird, isnt it. My eldest was the same at this age... but the others are fine. Me? I turn into an angel when chocolate is about!! Yum. (and yes, I turn to honey when he says something darling... when I should be mad at him. Grrr)
MT - good logic really, dont you think!
Valerie - I think so too! x
Djan - !! Lying seems the better option really... but he insists on that old truth thing..bless him.
CS - monster weeks are Not Good. Give him some chocolate?!
Alix - oh, thank you, friend!! I think he is rather a dear too.
Elizabeth - lawyer, eh? Now that would be a first in the family!
VS - Absolutely can't believe it. (perhaps a little chocolate might be a good thing then?!) ;)
Bonnie - it really is, isn't it!! Bless him. x
Robynn - there should be a chocolate called Siren... or is there one already. What a great idea!! Could make my millions here. xx (or yours!)
Paula - I think he will too... he gets himself out of scraps all the time with his dear little reasoning! (grrr)
Tatersmama - and thank goodness for that. Imagine him being naughty two days in a row!! ;)
Diane - do you think so ??! Best keep this blog for him to read on his 21st... might make retain his self awareness...(you dont think it will work...? me neither)
Pam - an english chocolate drawer in your fridge???!! I am going to make myself one of those TODAY!!
Mud - go, girl, go. Eat chocolate NOW!
Sara - make a good prime minister, dont you think?!
MWA - He will be a Master at it by then... help. ;)
Debs - good logic and chocolate are good bed fellows...
Joanne - how exciting!! Thank you so much. Come again soon! x
Julie - will do! Nice to see you... will be over to visit you again soon...x