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Day #1. Success.

The proof is in these two conversations:


me: You need to eat at least two more spoonfuls before you're done.
G: (pretends to eat some food) Done.
me: No. You didn't eat any.
G: Yes I did.
me: No. You didn't. You can't trick me.
G: Yes I can.
me: (nothing)
G: How many fingers do you have?
me: (nothing)
G: How many fingers do you have in total?
me: (deciding whether or not to let him win) Eight. And two thumbs. Now eat your food.
G: (pause, flustered) Well, just eight.


me: Okay, I'm going now.
C: You can't go without a hug and a kiss.
me: Okay.
C: (giving me a hug) Can you come all the time?
me: Yes. That's the plan. How's tomorrow morning?
C: That's good. And can we bake all the time?
me: Maybe not all the time. But often.
C: Okay. (runs away)
me: Bye guys!
C: Wait! Another hug and kiss! (runs back)


I want to specify that I really like G. Today was a bit of a test-of-the-will, but I can clearly see that he is a good kid at the core. And we did have fun together. Now we get to find our groove.
C is young enough to be cuddly, and that makes it easier. Although his tantrum capabilities will not get his way with me, so we may have a falling out before too long.

Comments

MLW said…
lol ...
ah, the joys of "parenting"!
Glad to hear thatg your first day was so positive.
MLW said…
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afro-chick said…
YO. these kids are ballin' (:
i approve.

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