“Meeeeee I have another muffin please?”
“Sweetie, you asked very nicely, but we’re only having one each. If you want one later, you can have it after dinner, OK? First dinner and then muffin.”
“But I really want one.” (Brooke’s new and almost irresistible attempt to get anything and everything that she wants)
“I know, baby, but we’re going to have dinner very soon, so we’re not having any more muffins right now. You can have another one AFTER dinner. First dinner and then muffin.”
I was ready to press rewind and replay the whole conversation. It’s what we do around these parts when there are a lot of words flying around. But Brooke’s next question – just a single word – kept us right on course.
STOP THE PRESSES!
Do we have sound effects around here? I’d like to insert [song comes to a screeching halt as needle scratches across record].
“When?” Did she just say, “When?”
Luau and I exchanged a look. The Holy crap, did she really just say that? look. Oh yeah, she did.
Mark your calendars, my friends. This was the last of the coveted ‘W’ questions to enter Brooke’s vocabulary.
She is 6 1/2.
Any idea how much will power it took not to give her a damn mini-muffin?
Ed note – this post has been gathering dust for nearly three weeks now. We have yet to hear ‘when’ again since that day, but don’t you worry. We will. Ooh, maybe I just need to break out the mini-muffins!