ME: Hey, bud. Mommy has to work tonight.

NICK: We gonna have boys night?

ME: Yep! Where do you want to have dinner?

NICK: Old McDonalds

ME: You got it.


ME: Here’s your Happy Meal.

NICK: Does it have pickles?

ME: It always has pickles.

NICK: I want to get the ketchup by myself.

ME: Nick… you’re gonna spill it.



NICK: Lets go out this door.

ME: The car is the other direction.

NICK: I want to go out this way! It’s a short cut!

ME: It’s raining, Nick. I don’t want to walk around in the rain to get to the car.



NICK: I want to have a picnic!

ME: We just ate at McDonald’s!

NICK: I want to eat again!

ME: It’s raining, Nick. We can’t have a picnic in the rain.

NICK: This is boring.


ME: Okay. I’ll take you to “Five Below” and you can buy a toy, but then you have to let me look in Barnes & Noble for two minutes.

NICK: Uh-huh. Can I have a toy?

ME: Yes. I said yes. Just one. Then we go to the bookstore.


NICK: This is boring.

ME: Just give me two minutes, okay? Daddy just needs two minutes. That was the deal.

NICK: Bookstores are so boring!

ME: I can’t believe you just said that.

NICK: Can we just go?


NICK: Where are we going now?

ME: Home.

NICK: But then it’s just gonna be night time and we’re not gonna play or anything and I’ll have to go to bed!

ME: That’s the idea, yes.

NICK: I don’t want to do that! I don’t want to do that, daddy! I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT!

ME: Nick, come on. Just stop it, okay? Just stop.


NICK: I want some M&Ms yogurt.

ME: Okay.

NICK: Take off my shoes.

ME: Just a second.

NICK: Take off my shoes!

ME: Nick, I barely get one thing done and you’re asking me to do something else!

NICK: Well, I’m sorry!


NICK: This wasn’t such a good boys night.

ME: I’m sorry, bud. I can tell you’re frustrated with me.

(long pause)

NICK: I am frustrated with you.

ME: Why?

(long pause)

NICK: I don’t know.

ME: Okay. Well maybe we just shouldn’t talk to one another for five minutes, okay?

NICK: Okay.



ME: …


One comment

  1. Elisa Maselli

    I know I’ve said this before, but I love this blog! And this kid is getting quite an upbringing – he’s a lucky boy to have you as parents.

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