Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Date with Mom

I don't go to extreme efforts to spend days out with only one of my children -- a date if you will. Call me lazy. But recently Cooper literally begged to have a day with me. It was a day in which I had planned to do a million things, things I knew he would be none to pleased to escort me during. But I relented, after a great deal of negotiating and issuing of threats and rules.

It went something like this:

I'm serious, Cooper. No whining, crying, quitting early, or acting like you don't want to be doing what I have to do today.

OK. Really, Mommy, I just want to go with you.


Really. I will be good.

Then following the post office errand we can go lunch, but that is the only fun thing we are going to do all day and I don't want you to give me any guff.

No mom, I didn't bring the guff, I promise.

He's so sweet. I love him. But after that, I had to look up guff. –noun Informal.

1. empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
2. insolent talk.

Basically he was right. He didn't bring the guff.


Glenda said...

So, where did you go to lunch and did you have fun...and the big question, where was Mason?

Claudia said...

Too cute. I am happy to know that I sometimes use words, PRETTY SURE I know what they mean, but secretly I have to look them up to make sure I used them correctly...

grandma GiGI said...

How can you resist such a darling child? Obviously you can't. I couldn't either.