Of all my kids Garrett is turning out to be the biggest shirker of accountability when things go wrong. That’s putting it nicely. The other way to put it is that he is our biggest liar when mishaps happen. These are two conversations we had today.
First. I walked into the kitchen and Garrett had made a huge mess on the floor. I didn’t even have to ask what happened. He just said, “me no do it. Emma did”.
I knew for a fact that Emma did not do it, so I told him I knew he was lying. He said, “I no lie, Emma lie”. I had to laugh at that.
Later. Garrett and Jude are playing and pull out a bureau drawer. I ask what happened. Garrett says, “me no do it, Judy no do it. I no know who did it”. Please.
On to other matters that we’re not supposed to talk about (for good reason) but I just can’t NOT talk about it. I bathed the twins, took Jacob out of the tub and wrapped him up while John was standing up on the side of the tub waiting for his turn to get out. I dry Jacob off and turn around to get John and he hands me a log. Can you think of a better way to start the day than getting handed poop?
And lastly, I have to have oral surgery next week to extract my wisdom teeth. One is coming in and I’ve had a headache for over a week as a result. So, Monday is the big day. I’m a little scared, but feel kind of like I do at the end of a pregnancy. I know that what is to come is going to be painful, but I look forward to it because once that pain is over, the other aches and pains will be gone. I’ll be glad to be done with these headaches.