Last night as I was getting up from dinner Dade smacked the bottom of the paper plate that held his half eaten chicken patty sandwich. The chicken patty and unnumbered amount of crumbs splattered on the table and all over the floor.
With a touch of irritation in my voice I asked my son, "What is wrong with you?"
As quickly as the words escaped my lips he retorted with, "Mama my ears not working."
Jon proceeded to lose it. I frequently ask him if his ears are on when I am about to ask him to do something.
I try to hold it together after I clean up the mess when he says, "Mama did you see that chicken patty POP off the plate." With that all our authority went out the window for the evening. Jon and I could not pull ourselves together. This kid is sometimes just to quick for his own good.
Have you ever cracked up when you should have been disciplining?