Thursday, January 14, 2010

While On The Phone

I've had a difficult time teaching my darling daughter that when I'm on the phone, which isn't all that often, she needs to wait to talk until I'm done. Seriously, the world always seems to come to a screeching halt whenever my phone rings and Violet has a colossal emergency that must be taken care of RIGHT THEN! I just got off the phone with a friend and, being the multi-tasking mother that I am, I washed out the coffee pot while on the phone. Violet, who has never shown a desire to help wash dishes, decided that today was the time to insist on helping. So, while I'm on the phone and have my hands in hot dish water Violet sticks her hand in the sink and half way in the opening of the sink disposal!!!

You can imagine the conversation that my friend had to listen to as I abruptly started talking to Violet...

Me ~ You do NOT EVER stick your hand in this sink and ESPECIALLY NOT in the disposal!
Violet ~ But I just wanted to heeellllppp!
(Meanwhile, I'm listening to my friend chuckle over the phone.)
Me ~ Yes, and while I appreciate that, you still do not ever do that again. Do you understand me?
Violet ~ Yes mam. But why can't I do that?
Me ~ Because it can really, Really, REALLY hurt you!
And, with that response Violet runs off to her room to play again.
Me (to my friend) ~ I'm sorry about that.
Friend ~ nothing to apologize for! That's a lesson that has to be taught immediately.
Me ~ Right.
Friend ~ If that doesn't work then you can always get one of her dolls and stick it in the disposal. I'm sure she'll get the point then. (My friend has the same sarcastic sense of humor that I have.)
Me ~ Yeah, right! I'll be paying for therapy for that one for years to come!!! (Again, sarcastic humor.)

Like I'd ever actually stick my daughter's favorite doll in the disposal!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Oh goodness! I would have freaked out about the disposal thing. And I think that all kids, no matter how good, inherently have a knack for knowing when they no longer have our complete and undivided attention. :)