It’s an early Thursday morning. It not a bad Thursday, just a slow one that feel eerily like a Monday morning. (I guess sleeping for most of the 4th will do that to you.) So as I’m prepping for work, I overhear the following conversation...
Elliott: Aiden, can I play with your phone?
Elliott: But why?
Aiden: Because I said so.
Elliott: I KNOW YOU SAID SO BECAUSE I JUST HEARD YOU SAY IT. I WANT TO KNOW WHY YOU SAID IT.
Y’all my whole body froze! I seriously couldn’t believe what I just heard my 6 yr old say to my 10 yr old. However, it makes ALOT of sense. Whenever I tell the kids “Becasue I said so,” they know that I said it, they are just looking for the rationale behind it. And truthfully, I only say “Because I said so” if I don’t feel like explaining my rationale or if I really don’t have a reason why I said what I said. (Which is even crazier when I think about it...who says things for no reason at all? A Crazy Mumbling Person!!!)
Nevertheless, I’m trying my best not to bust out laughing because I want to hear Aiden’s response. This could go one or two ways...bad or good. If Aiden is in a good mood, he will simply explain why Elliott cannot see his phone. If Aiden is in a bad mood, Elliott could get the “Because I said so” again or told to go away.
Aiden: (pauses).....Elliott, I don’t want you to play with my phone because you will run the battery down.
Wow Y’all! Aiden took the higher road. Couldn’t have been me! If Elliott would’ve asked me that our conversation would have went quite differently because it’s too early in the morning and only 1/2 way into my coffee cup for me to be explaining stuff.
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These are simple letters to my kids...about their antics.