Tuesday, October 16, 2012

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Growling at the dinner table does not endear you to your dining companions.

Wine is not an acceptable beverage for a toddler.  Neither is coffee.

Circular saws are not appropriate toys for two-year-olds.

Spitting on the coffee table is not okay.

Head-butting the baby is absolutely not okay.

Likewise kicking.

Screaming at full volume in the house is not pleasant for anyone else in the house.

Dogs do not appreciate having handfuls of fur forcibly removed from their bodies by small fists.

Self-evident . . . unless you're two years old.


sheila said...

and the 2 yr old has an understudy

Anonymous said...

Guess that is why there are mommas.
To enforce the laws. Point out their wrongs and love them no matter how bad they are. Beth

tu mere said...

Toddlers are a treat, right? Regrettably, boundary pushing will be in your present and future for quite a while. However, both boys will definitely benefit from your consistency and level-headedness - no matter how much it pains both parties. Hang in there.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

I find myself saying sentences as a parent that I would have never thought would escape my lips.

Such as:
When you poop you can have junior mints.


There will be no more Puss in Boots!

Enforcing the law is such a hassle....