hot water, november 09May 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Posted in welcome to the monkey house | Leave a comment
After a trip to the park, November 2009. T was 4 and a half.
Mummy: T, we never made a picture out of those leaves, did we. Shall we do that now?
T: I don’t want to.
Mummy: But we collected all the leaves specially, didn’t we.
T: I didn’t collect them.
Mummy: OK, well, I collected them, because you didn’t want to.
T: I just wanted to mow the grass.
Mummy: T, A’s asleep now, so we can do something together. What shall we do? Do you want to draw a picture?
T: No I don’t want to do ANYTHING!
Mummy: Come on T, shall we cook these apples I’ve got?
T: No I DON’T WANT TO!
Mummy: (Grumpily) No fun being with you any more is it.
Mummy: Do you want to help me wash up?
T: (Burst of enthusiasm) YES!