Sunday, October 12, 2008

You Stay Here

By Marcia Mickelson
Here's my three year old hugging his cousin. It's funny how the exact same phrase can mean different things in different circumstances. When he doesn't want me to leave the house, he'll say, "Mom, you stay here."

A few weeks ago, my parents were visiting and they wanted to take him to Burger King while the other two were at school. I was helping him into his car seat and he said to me, "Mom, you stay here." He didn't want me to go with them; he wanted special time with Grandma and Grandpa. That was fine by me. I had somewhere to go anyway.

It just makes me laugh that the exact same phrase meant two different things.

1 comment:

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

I love it when they're confident enough to tell you to "stay here." My son said something similar to me the other day, also about being with his grandparents, and I was so glad!

That is such a sweet picture, by the way!