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.