Monday, June 15, 2009

A New Game Becomes Old

My son is not the only person in my house who tries to eat cat food. His sister also thinks this is a fun game. And despite the fact that she crab crawls, she’s faster than the Bean ever was. It’s like a massive case of déjà vu, except for one difference. When Sprout makes a break for it, the Bean eggs her on.

“Eat the cat food, Sprout! Eat the cat food!” He screams with delight.

One day I got so sick of him taunting her that I placed a nugget of the dry pet food on his plate and said, “You want her to eat cat food, you have to eat some yourself!”

Of course, this sent him into hysterics. He started bawling, “I don’t want to eat the cat food. I don’t want to!”

I calmed him down and explained as rationally as one can to a pre-schooler why it was mean for him to want his baby sister to eat cat food. He only kind of got it, cause now when she darts down the kitchen he says, “Don’t…eat the cat food, Sprout! Don’t…eat the cat food Sprout!”

10 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Well-versed in the older sibling arts he is.

Danielle said...

Isn't that what older siblings are for? Just think, they will be best friends someday!

Brian Lynch said...

This is the best story ever. Your kid is a comedic genius.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

SciFi Dad...it's amazing how that happens, huh?

Danielle...They're either going to be best friends, or Sprout will someday read this and decide to exact revenge on him. Cold, cold revenge.

Brian...I'm not sure how, cause he's the fourth generation of Geek Boy men who normally specialize in horrible, obvious jokes.

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Lady Mama said...

That is hilarious. Pre-school boys delight in the nastiest things.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

hahahahaha! My son is HORRIBLE about teasing my daughter... started from her birth...

It ONLY get's worse.

James (SeattleDad) said...

What? You are ruining all his fun. Big party pooper.

Super Mega Dad said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with this type of dynamic going on with the kids. My 3 yr old was standing up at the top of the stairs the other day, and the 6 yr old was trying to get her to jump down. NICE!

I got my Ghostbusters game today! Waiting for the kids to go to bed to play! :)

Maybe we need to setup a dad co-op game or something.