Friday, February 20, 2009

The Squirt Strikes Back

As a mom, I’m sad to say that I have many weak moments. Most occur between the hours of 4 and 6 PM or when pants have been potty-ed or pooped in. The latter got me by the throat yesterday with Finn and a so-human moment of exasperation left me uttering words I was not so proud of. What I strive to do when he has an accident is manage that perfect non-emotional response. What I ended up doing was wasting my frustration and disappointment on a little person that couldn’t care less at this point in his life. At the end of my rant, he struck back in a darn creative way for a two year old. With all the conviction in the world, he said, “And Mommy, you have green zoogers hanging out of your nose!”

Well, it worked; his silly words stopped my skyrocketing blood pressure and made me laugh out loud. Of course I had to go check my schnoz, which was clear of any offensive perpetrators. I guess it was Finn’s way of saying, “Chill out already.”

He needs me all day and all night and I have no doubt that this child loves me, but as I put him to bed last night with his latest accident a distant memory, I have to wonder if he needed to shoot me with one more zinger just to let me know he’s on to me. As I left his room I said, “Guess what? I love you!”

His sweet face turned to me and once again full of conviction he answered, “Guess what? I love Uncle Dan.”

Sweet justice.


susan said...

I honestly laughed out loud at this one! We all fail as parents but redeem ourselves too. He is quite a character!!

mary said...

Life! Kids! Parents! I too laughed out loud and totally agree with what Susan wrote from redeeming ourselves as parents to the cute sweet charcter Finn is!

Best part - both child and parent are left smiling and... "Guess what? I love you both!

lauren said...

This quite possibly is my favorite Finn story ever. You are his girlfriend and he loves you to the moon and back, that we know. But damn he's smart.