We decided to take the kids to church over the weekend. In theory, we should all leave feeling a little better than when we arrived but it is hard to do that when your four year old is stuck in an I-will-do-whatever-I-want-whenever-I-want phase (aka Four-itis). So there I stand, singing the hymns, which I have to amend to include phrases instructing my son to stop his disruptive behavior.
So Amazing Grace now goes like this:
Amaaaa- "stop kicking the the pew in front of us!"-Grace,
How sweet the sound
That saved a wr-"sit down already!"-like me
I once was lost, -"Shhhh"-am found
Was blind, now-"no, you ate all your snacks in the car",- I see.
I can do this with any hymn, psalm or prayer. I'm quite good at it.
Harry's whenever/whatever phase extends to all areas. Tonight we're having left overs so when I asked if he'd prefer chicken or lasagna, he said "I'll have a hot dog."
I explained that a hot dog was not one of the options. "Chicken or lasagna," I said.
"Then I'll have a steak."
"Chicken or lasagna."
"I SAID I'LL HAVE A STEAK.""Chicken it is."
"NO! Steak!" I left the room. "I won't eat it if you don't give me a steak."
"Fine with me."
This went on and on (and on) until
Circus ticket giveaway ends tomorrow. I know a lot of you don't live in the area but if you know someone who does, send 'em over. They stand a good chance of winning since there are only two entrants so far!