Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Okay and Not Okay

Dear Vance,

I love you dearly, but I feel I need to make some things clear. Somethings are okay, other things are just not okay.

1. Playing in empty boxes- OKAY
Peeing in boxes- NOT OKAY

2. Asking me if you can play with my hair and then playing with it nicely while we watch a movie- OKAY
Coming behind me and pulling my hair or climbing all over me- NOT OKAY

3. Giving your brother hugs and kisses- OKAY
Giving your brother bruises and tears- NOT OKAY

4. Asking for a toy and then playing quietly with it- OKAY
Asking for a toy and destroying it- NOT OKAY

5. Mistaking me for Jane from Tarzan, Rosalina from Mario Galaxy, Anita from 101 Dalmatians, or any Disney Princess- OKAY

Mistaking me for Lena Gogan from Pete's Dragon, Mama Bear from Berenstain Bear's, Perdita from 101 Dalmatians, or any other animal- NOT OKAY

6. Asking me if I'm okay and giving me a hug when I am hurt-OKAY
Being the one to hurt me- NOT OKAY

7. Smiling at me and giving me a hug for no reason- OKAY
Telling me I need to take a shower- NOT OKAY

8. Sharing your food with me- OKAY
Stealing food from me- NOT OKAY

9. Running races with me- OKAY
Running away from me outside in your bare feet- NOT OKAY

10. Eating all the food I've made you for dinner and wanting more- OKAY
Refusing to eat a single bit of what I've slaved to make for dinner- NOT OKAY

I am well aware that you don't care how many gray hairs you give me, but since I am the one who feeds you, please work on these items. Once we have these things worked out you can work on ten new ones.

Love Dearly,

Your Mother


Holly said...

Too bad he can't read this list yet. Oh well. Hopefully he'll catch on someday.

P.S. I was laughing very hard as I read this. Sorry. I know, Jilly will do these things to me someday so I shouldn't.

cozke said...

That gave me a good laugh! Too bad he won't be able to read this for a while. What a funny little toad! You are going to be the strongest most amazing woman after raising these boys.
You rock Heather- hang in there!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part was the picture of the Pete's dragon hag. That actually looks like me on a bad day. I can't believe that your sweet Vance could think that it was you! Well, keep this post for when he is a teenager and wants something. Could come in handy.