N-man is one of the most dramatic children ever. It's sometimes very funny, and it's even more ridiculous because he totally gets the tendency to over-exaggerate from me so I can't even complain too much.
His newest thing is to state "Never!!" dramatically whenever we ask him to do something he doesn't want to do.
"N-man, it's time to clean up."
"Nnnneeeeeeeeeeeeee-vvvvaaaaaaah," he yells, as he runs away.
"N-man, it's time to try to sit on the potty."
"Nnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-vvvvvvvvvvvvvvaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!" he states emphatically.
Well, as you can imagine, it's somewhat disheartening and results in many timeouts.
Last night, I was making dinner (spaghetti and meatballs, so it's not like I was making something that could be considered a form of child abuse), and N-man was in an especially bad mood. As I was making the meatballs, he kept up a running commentary that went slightly like this:
"Stop making those. I'll NEVER eat those. Don't cook those. Never, never, neeeeeee-vah!"
It kept on for the whole half an hour or so it took me to prepare dinner. I tried to explain that I was making meatballs, which he loves. He insisted he didn't, and that he'd NEVER eat any. I showed him them cooking, and he demanded I stop cooking immediately, if not sooner. Of course, I ignored him and told him that spaghetti and meatballs was what I was making, and it was his choice if he wanted to eat or not, but that was his only choice for dinner.
He cried and carried on, finally calming down when TK came home.
I served dinner, and he dug right in to his meatballs, which I KNEW he loved as he always eats a ton.
I said to him, "I thought you said you'd NEVER eat those."
He answered calmly, "I thought it was something else you were making."
Don't you love the irrationality of a three-and-a-half year old? I swear, this kid's going to win an Oscar one day!
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