So the hubs and I just got back from Disney world today, sans kiddo. It was nice. Now before you get all crazy on me because I didn’t bring a kid to DISNEY WORLD, let me explain. Aaron went on business and
I invited myself to tag along he lovingly said it just wouldn’t be the same going to Disney without his lady..**cough**, and asked that I go with. Now how can I turn down an offer like that??? (And that’s God’s honest truth how it went down ) .
Anyways after many days of thinking this over and doing a trial run with a one night trip to the Dells with Eli and realizing how much work it was going to be toting a running,don’t-want-to-sit-still-longer-than-a-nano-second toddler to a place that is not home, aka “baby-proofed”, I realized it was best for me to leave him at home with his favorite person, Grandma. (Do you believe me now when I say she’s the BEST grandma in the whole wide world???) I’ll just wait until he’s older to bring him with. Also by waiting, he may actually remember it and enjoy it then. That one overnighter to the Dells was a nightmare that I was not quite ready to repeat for a whole 5 days alone! (Remember Aaron wouldn’t be available to help me because he was there for business.) So Super grandma and Grandpa took him for the week (spoiled him rotten no doubt) and this momma had some relaxation time. Glorious!
Onto the part about my funny story. Let me just first say how much a kid GROWS and changes in just 5 days! WTH! He seems so much older to me. Waaah! Anyways, so tonight at dinner, Eli is finishing up his cut up lasagna (eating it all by himself with a fork), when he sees me eating a piece of chocolate and starts reaching and begging for it. I go and grab him one of his little cookies which he devours in no time and starts reaching/begging for another one which I begrudgingly give him. Finally he keeps this little business up after finishing that second cookie and I say, “ok Eli, you’re all done. You’ve had enough cookies. No more.” He immediately shuts up, closes his mouth and looks down like I just hurt his feelings. I’m like “what is he doing??” Meanwhile, I see him keeping his head down in a pout, while looking up under his eyelashes at me. What?!? Am I being schmoozed right now??? He gives a big sigh, while still keeping his eyes down cast, so I look at Aaron astonished, saying “I can’t believe he is working me like this” and I give him another cookie. Eli snatches the cookie out of my hand with lightning speed and gives Aaron the biggest Ha!-is-she-EASY-or-what?!? grin and starts laughing!!! I’m not even joking! When did he learn to manipulate?!?!? You should have seen the 3 of us all laughing so hard after that! Aaron says to me, “I blame that entirely on grandma!”
Oh mooooommmm, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to doooooo….
So that was my story . You really had to be there. Here’s a pic of my little
manipulator guy wearing his new Mickey hat:
This one is a little blurry, lets try another one:
It’s hard getting a pic of a moving target. Oh well.
Ok, that’s all for now. I figured I was due to check in since it had been awhile. Na Nights.