Friday, June 21, 2013

Victor Mows in Straight Lines

Victor mowed the lawn this morning.

He moved things out of the way, got out the mower, and started it. My part was to fill the mower with gas. That's a mom job.

It was his fourth time mowing, but it was the first time he mowed in straight lines! Not surprisingly, it took less time and resulted in fewer mohawks.

So I gave him a raise.

Well, done, Victor.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moms Don't Always Get What They Want

After dinner today, I asked Victor to get me fun pop. (That's a half-size otter pop.)

Me: Victor, would you please get me a fun pop? Red, pink, or yellow, please.

Victor got me a purple fun pop.

Me: Red, pink, or yellow, please.

Victor, sing-song: "You get what you get and you don't . . . "

Me: I'm the mom and I get what I like!

Victor, whispering in my ear, as if breaking bad news: Except a new car.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Victor Mows the Lawn

A few weeks ago, when I went out to mow the lawn, Victor said he wanted to help.

What he really wanted to do was mow the lawn himself.

Being in charge of the lawn mower was very exciting for him. He loves machines.

He also enjoyed mowing in his own pattern.