Ari is in The Eye of The Beholder

//Ari is in The Eye of The Beholder

Ari is in The Eye of The Beholder

The other day, Ari was finishing up his french toast. He left the crusts, as usual, and said:

“I all done Mommy!”
“Okay,” I said ‘Throw the rest in the garbage.”
“No!” He shot back “I not doing that! I don’t think so!”
Taken aback, I said:
“Don’t you talk to me like that!”
“I don’t think so!” He repeated defiantly.
“If you say it again, you’re going to time out!” I knew what was coming next. Predictably, he said:
“I DON’T THINK SO!”
I immediately picked him up and sat him in time out for two minutes. I set the stove timer so I would know when those two minutes were up. When the timer beeped, I removed him and asked:
“Do you know why you went to time out?”
“I don’t know.” He replied innocently.
I knelt down on my knees and looked him in the eyes.
“You don’t talk to mommy like that. You have to respect mommy.”
“Your eyes are Ari.” I couldn’t quite understand what he said at the point so I asked:
“What? My eyes are angry?”
“No!” He shook his head “Your eyes are ARI!”
I paused, and then it occurred to me, he couldn’t focus on anything I was saying because he saw his own reflection in my eyes.

“Oh, you mean you see your reflection in my eyes?” I clarified.
“Yes!” He confirmed.
“That must be distracting.” I said.
“Yes!” He agreed.
“Okay, well…you need to respect mommy. Can you say it?”
“Respect mommy!” He repeated diligently.
Ari is in the eye of the beholder.

By | 2014-04-06T01:55:51+00:00 March 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ari is in The Eye of The Beholder
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