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Captain Fussypants is sweet-natured and has a great, sometimes mature beyond his two years, sense of humor. He is a little devilish, and likes to tease but always in good fun. It is difficult to explain, but he is just sweet but at the same time he really understands funny but he is never mean.

Being a bit over two, he is in the mimic stage, and although hunky hubby and I are not as careful as we should be (I’ll tell you about the time he shouted G-damm*t super loud and more than once in Babies R’us, if you want), we do really try to be positive role models. But sometimes, even the things you do that aren’t “bad” can be turned on you.

Some days, when Fussypants won’t listen to me, I tell him, “Don’t make me give you MOM EYES” and I make a crazy-eye face.

The first time I did it, my hope was that I’d be able to “snap” my eyes at him and have him cowering in well-behaving fear but all I really accomplished was to make him to giggle. So now when I do it, it is really just us being silly but I only “snap” the MOM EYES out when he is toe to the line between acting ancy and really misbehaving. It usually deters him from crossing the line, however, which is a good thing.

Hunky hubby was working yesterday and I hadn’t figured out what I was doing for dinner so driving home from work/preschool I asked Mattias what he wanted to eat, not really expecting an answer. Without hesitation, he shouted “Chicken nuggets and FRENCH FRIES”!!!

It so happened that I was right near a Chick-Fil-A, so I turned left instead of right and parked. (Little aside, I have never eaten at Chick-Fil-A before but it wasn’t bad).

Fussypants must be in the midst of a growth spurt because he ate all his food and some of mine and then asked for more, so I told him to stay in his seat while I went to order a few more nuggets.

I was only a few feet away from our table and only had my back turned for 1o seconds, but when I turned back around he had a huge grin on his face and one foot on the floor.

“I said sit in your chair!”

With an even wider grin, he shifts his weight so that his bum is barely on the chair but now he has both feet on the floor.

I realize he is teasing me, so I walk over and say, “sit down or we are leaving” as stern as I can muster because I’m not really mad and I think he is being rather funny. He sits, faces the table, pauses, then turns to me and says, “You sit mommy or I’m giving you TIAS EYES“! And makes a funny face, with his eyes open really wide.

When I stopped laughing, I called my mom to tell her that my disciplining had just been turned on me. She found that very amusing.

How I love my boy!


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