This started off as a laid back Saturday. Micah and Amanda were going to golf (crazy to me as it was 100 degrees), Parker was on his way home from the beach, so Jack, AKA Woody was going to hang with us today. Easy…we have done it tons of times.
We ran errands, stopped and had a wonderful lunch at Macaroni Grill.
Jack charmed our server and the next table doing his “Howdy Partner” Woody imitations. He loves that you can color on the table.
We had thought about going to see the new Cars movie but decided to wait on Parker and go next week.
Tomorrow is Grayson’s birthday party so we decided to stop at Target and let Jack pick out his gift. What was I thinking?
I bought a few groceries and Jack (Pop) and Jack (Woody) met me in the toy department. It will not come as a surprise to you that we “are easy” when it comes to little’s wants!
But we do not let them misbehave, they have to use their manners and they have to acknowledge someone when they are talking to them. And we do tell them no.
Well we met our match today. Jack found something for Grayson and as we were leaving the area he spotted the new CARS toys.
That was fine, he could pick out one little one. Now remember that he has his Woody cowboy hat on and Woody speaks with authority, so Jack speaks in that same voice.
He did not want the little one…At the top of his lungs he tells us he only wants the BIG RED CAR.
“No Jack, you can have a little one”!
I try to put him in the buggy….No way…he was not getting in the buggy. I am losing control.
I saw the pre-stroke versus post- stroke Jack (Pop) today. Remember he is an old football coach.
Pre-stroke he would have taken him straight to the car and he would have gotten nothing but a good counseling session. Today he looked and me and said “GET IT”!
Jack is so hard to discipline because he is so dang funny and has such a dry sense of humor, especially for a 3 year old.
At this point I say, “No Jack, you are not having the big red car. At this point he says, “Grammy, I do not want that little car, I ONLY want the BIG red car!
I feel like he was thinking , “I know Pop doesn’t hear good but do you have a hearing problem too?” I read his mind.
So the stand off comes to an end as he and Pop head to the check
out….red car in the buggy.
Today he WON! This is a blurry picture, but you can see the look of victory in his face.
And that’s what Grandparents are for.
It’s 1 AM and he is still awake playing a Dora game on the IPAD.