Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ari is in The Eye of The Beholder

The other day, Ari was finishing up his french toast. He left the crusts, as usual, and said:

"I all done Mommy!"
"Okay," I said 'Throw the rest in the garbage."
"No!" He shot back "I not doing that! I don't think so!"
Taken aback, I said:
"Don't you talk to me like that!"
"I don't think so!" He repeated defiantly.
"If you say it again, you're going to time out!" I knew what was coming next. Predictably, he said:
I immediately picked him up and sat him in time out for two minutes. I set the stove timer so I would know when those two minutes were up. When the timer beeped, I removed him and asked:
"Do you know why you went to time out?"
"I don't know." He replied innocently.
I knelt down on my knees and looked him in the eyes.
"You don't talk to mommy like that. You have to respect mommy."
"Your eyes are Ari." I couldn't quite understand what he said at the point so I asked:
"What? My eyes are angry?"
"No!" He shook his head "Your eyes are ARI!"
I paused, and then it occurred to me, he couldn't focus on anything I was saying because he saw his own reflection in my eyes.

"Oh, you mean you see your reflection in my eyes?" I clarified.
"Yes!" He confirmed.
"That must be distracting." I said.
"Yes!" He agreed.
"Okay, need to respect mommy. Can you say it?"
"Respect mommy!" He repeated diligently.
Ari is in the eye of the beholder.


  1. That's funny. My son just discovered this as well. It's distracting me too! LOL

  2. That's a really pretty picture of you. This new comment system rocks!

  3. I included a random photo just to see how it worked.

  4. I just retold this story to my husband while Theo was "in the pen." It's so hilarious. Total toddler taking the whole issue off the rails.


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