June 23, 2008

Another "Parent of the Year" Moment

Have you ever thought to yourself:

1) This is not how I want my child to act in public, and

2) Maybe he's getting mixed messages when I tell him to stop from behind the camera?

For me, this was one of those moments.

video

10 comments:

Marc said...

That's me son!

{lizzythebotanist} said...

okay, what am i missing? you don't want him to drink water through a straw in public? um...how bout a full blown screaming trantrum? now that wouldn't be good. or is it because he removed the straw from the cup? i mean, that is annoying...

Dianah said...

He is cute no matter what he does!

melbo said...

No, liz, it's the spitting out a mouthful of water onto himself and the floor after each sip that I'm trying to discourage. It's something that he still does very often.
The tantrum comes after you take the cup away - which is something I'll never encourage by videotaping. Perhaps I should have been more clear...

Alifinale said...

Yeah, I was with Liz, didn't see the spitting out. Emery does that every once in a while but usually saves it for milk so it is extra gross. But he is so cute and giggles so maybe it makes up for the spitting.

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

what a cute laugh. and on the bright side- you must admit it is nice when a child is so easily entertained. if only i could get back to those days...

Kiki said...

I love his hair and his laugh.

becca said...

Yeah, I've got to agree with the botanist on this one. He's so cute, it makes me laugh.

JoJo said...

I think it's so cute. Spilling all over. And yeah, I don't think it's a bad thing!!! He is so cute and giggly... btw I finally found your blog thanks to Dianah's blog. Yay!

fille suisse said...

This seems to be quite a benign parent-of-the-year moment (especially since we saw Erich exhibit only model behavior during our recent visit)! Wait until your four year old insists on hiding in the clothing racks at Target, so you finally follow through on your threat to stick her in the cart. You pretty much have to hold her in there, because she's flailing around like a fish out of water. Then, during the entire check out process, she is screaming "Somebody help me! Somebody get me out of here!" at the top of her lungs, but you refuse to leave, because you have, after all, naviagted your way through Target with four children in tow. Finally, you look over to the next checkout line and see her pre-school teacher smiling brightly at you. Just wait :)