Sweet revenge

Conversation at Chic-fil-A between myself, my girl, and my hubby:

M: "You need to sit down and eat, sweets."

G: "But Moooommmmmmmmmmm! Can I have ice cream after I eat my shhhicken?"

M: "If you eat all your chicken and stay seated, you can have ice cream."

She jumps off the bench as she says: "Okay mama."

M: "You need to sit down. Don't make me tell you again."

H: "Love bug, you need to sit down and eat. Listen to your mommy."

G: "Okay, Daddy" As she smiles sweetly towards me, and gets back in her seat.

2 seconds later:

She's out of her seat.

H: "What did I tell you? No ice cream if you don't stay seated and finish your food."

G: "Can I just take my fries home and have ice cream now?"

M & H: "No! Eat your dinner!"

Commence the whining:

G: "Mommmmmmmm! I want ice cream! I am done eating. I am sitting down! Doesn't my knees count? But my baby needs me (seated in it's own damn highchair). I don't want anymore chicken! I'm tired. I want to hold you! I'm hungry! I need ice cream."

M: Getting ready to sigh, staring down my husband, gritting my teeth, and about to get nasty.

G: "Mommy, don't be upset with me. But can I have ice cream?"

Before I even answer:

H: "When you turn 16, I am buying you the ugliest car ever to make up for driving us crazy. It will be a Plymouth. It will be a boat. It will be green. The windows will not roll down. The radio won't work. And Mommy and I will laugh."

G: "That's not very nice."

5 seconds later:

G: "Mommy, I need to go potty."

The joys of an almost 4 year old. Sigh.


CP said...

Oh boy- sounds like she is just like my S. You are in for a ride!

Drew's Adventures said...

Holy crap I literally laughed at work. I've never thought to threaten with ugly cars before. That's the best idea I've heard all day!!

Chibi said...

My little sister used to call it shhhicken, too. :)

Sarah said...

haha, that is the best threat ever! So glad you have it documented here!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain...


Anonymous said...

Do 12-year threats actually work? If so, I am going to use it for my students who annoy me. I'll be all "You know what? In 12 years you will be shoving Viagra in your piehole like candy and, when you do, remember it is a direct result you being a tool right now!"

Unknown said...

Oh, for a second I thought you had a hidden camera in "my" house?! I have an almost 4 yr old too and what is it with the not sitting down to eat crap? They feel the need to be antsy pantsy and they're up and down and up and down and the potty thing..don't fall for it. It's just a distraction.