To follow up on the candy-eating story, I’ll have you know that Devan forgave me. I confessed to him and asked his forgiveness as we stood in the Easter Candy aisle at Hy-Vee, quickly letting him know that he could pick out ANYTHING he wanted to make up for it. I’m a good Mom, yes? So with that incident resolved and behind us and completely in the past, I moved on.
Devan has not moved on. Today, in the car, on our way to get him a new bicycle, I asked him if he was excited to be getting a new bike!!!! and he murmured something and then out of nowhere said “The next time you want some candy, you need to wait until Valentine’s Day.” I told him that’s a long way off and maybe he could just share some of his candy. He said I should eat my own treats and not take his. I reminded him that this issue has already been neatly resolved and is now in the past and does not bear mentioning again (something to that effect) and he said this, verbatim:
“You don’t need to get upset, I’m just having a little talk with you.” Then, quieter: “It’s not nice to take people’s treats without asking first…. So, now you know not to do that, okay?” I said okay, glad he couldn’t see my face as I tried not to crack up and then I heard him say “I hope you don’t do that again, now you know better.”
I’ve been put in my place by my three year old.
It probably won’t be the last time.