This was not a good weekend for me to be a lazy parent.
One of Jack's best buddies thoughtfully brought him a science experiment kit this weekend.
He asked me no less than twenty times if we could do the experiment. He would not be dissuaded. He was so insistent that I had to play a little negotiation hardball. (Who knew that law school would come in so handy with a four year old?)
Jack: Mom! I want to do my experiment!!
Me: We can do it in a little while.
Jack: Mom, how many minutes?
Me: A few.
Jack: Mom. Name how many minutes.
Jack: THAT'S TOO MANY!
Me: A hundred. And if you keep asking, it will go up.
Jack: [sullen silence]
After that exchange, I actually got him to wait until after nap. However, in hindsight, this was a Pyrrhic victory because it wasn't after a nap FOR ME.
It was fun, though. He was super into it. When you consider this and the fact that he loves to watch Nova with Durel, I think we may have a budding science guy on our hands.
Maybe Sawyer will be a poet.
Hope you see the potential in people today.