Max had just been released from
kiddie prison time out, and we were discussing the nature of his wrongs.
“Max, it’s just not ok to push people. Especially on the stairs.”
“But! I tried to push him really softly!”
“Honey. It’s not ok to push people, even softly, especially on the stairs. It’s dangerous. You could have asked Tre to move out of your way.”
“He wasn’t in my way!” Max was very indignant.
“Well then why did you push him?”
He heaved a sigh of defeat.
“Ok, he WAS in my way.”
“Go tell him you’re sorry.”
“Fine.” As he turned to walk away, he muttered, “but he was PRACTICALLY at the bottom of the stairs anyhow.”
“MAXWELL MARTIN. It is not ok to a) push people, b) especially when they’re on the stairs, c) even softly, d) whether they are in your way or not, and e) EVEN IF THEY ARE PRACTICALLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS. Are we CLEAR ON THIS?”
He nodded at me, then shrugged.
“You always have so many THINGS TO SAY, Mama.”
Add this conversation to the following facts: It is snowing. Right now. And Tre is in the kitchen, making something called Muck.
Please send chocolate.