cocoa purl

Chocolate Covered Misadventures (knitting, childrearing, surviving) of a Passable Mind

Call Me Darwin December 16, 2007

Filed under: LG,rambling — cocoapurl @ 6:30 pm

I’ve decided that there’s an excellent reason why children are so cute, so aesthetically appealing to adults: it allows them to survive their childhood.

We’ve entered toddler Bizzarro world in earnest:

Me: Why don’t we go outside and play in the snow, buddy?

LG: Okay, we can wear special pants.

Me: That’s right, your new special snow pants. Let’s put them on.

LG: NOOOOO! I DON’T WANT THEM, I DON’T WANT THEM!!!!

Me: Okay, well, if you don’t put on your pants you can’t go outside and play in the snow. Besides, when we get back in we can have hot cocoa with marshmallows.

LG: IDON’TWANTHOTCOCOAIDONTPUTTHEMONIDONTGOOUTSIDE!

Me: Fine.

5 minutes later:

LG: If we go outside, I can put my snowpants on.

Me: Okay, pal – that’s great. Put your foot in.

LG: NOOOO! IDONTWANTTOWEARITNONONONO!

Me: (Heavy Sigh, Reaching for Bottle of Tequila) Okay, buddy, fine.

10 minutes later:

LG: Can we go outside?

Like I said, that cuteness is no accident. It’s a biological imperative.

CP