Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wait! I know the answer to this one...

The noisy boys are growing up fast, and their questions don't always have simple answers. Can they invite so-and-so over to play? What should they do when someone says a bad word at school? What if someone is mean to them, or to one of their best friends?

Behavior that is clearly black and white in early childhood takes on grayish tones as they mature and grapple with relationships and making good choices.

But I'm happy to report that tonight, Twin A's question was easy to answer:

"Mom?" he asked.
"Yeah?" I answered.
"Can we cut a hole in the wall of the basement?" He asked.
"No," I said.

Yup. No problem.

Don't you just love it when it really is black and white? So easy.

6 comments:

Jenny from Chicago said...

Ha! I was just thinking about this today. My youngest is getting too big to carry everywhere...and so I'm moving further and further from the black and white days of childhood and into the complexity of bigger kids with bigger problems. I'm not ready. I may never be ready.

Mommy Cracked said...

If only it could be like that forever!!

Llama Momma said...

Jenny -- I'm not ready either. Seriously!

Mommy Cracked -- I know. I know!!!

Marmot Mom said...

Good thing he didn't answer "Yes we can, Mommy, go look!"...

The T said...

oh my gosh that was good for a good belly laugh! Sometimes i wish i could see into their little minds to figure out WHERE in the process questions like that come...before or after they had already tried other alternatives to the hole having to be there?
Hope you're hangin' in there - only about 83 more days of winter. or something. i haven't looked. just guessing. ok i'll shut up now...
(ok side note - my word verifier is Pheeces. No joke. It's like linguistic poop. I must use this word on my blog!!!)

Anonymous said...

I should note that Twin A had asked if he could cut a hole in his bedroom earlier that afternoon. Persistence is a good thing I suppose.

Llama Papa.