Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Some Carson Humor

Wow two posts from me in less than a week.... you guys are going to get spoiled!

Carson being the star of our lives, did/said several things in the past couple of days that had his dad and I rolling with laughter, and frankly were too good not to share!

On Friday evening, Wayne and I were downstairs watching TV. Wayne looks outside and remarks that it is POURING out. I get up and go to the back door, and it isn't raining on the deck, it isn't even wet. So I step outside and look up just as water gushes out of the upstairs bathroom window. I turn to Wayne with a look of horror, and we both realize that Carson, who is supposed to be taking a shower, is instead in my bathtub. Wayne runs...literally...up the stairs, faster than I have ever seen him move. For those of you wondering...Wayne can run pretty fast when visions of water damage and catching a small child in the act of mischievous behavior are the motivating factor. I must have been stunned, because I distinctly remember thinking...let his father deal with this, let his father deal with this....it was my mantra. I did make up upstairs shorty after Wayne, only to find him laughing hysterically on our bed. I peek in the bathroom and Carson is naked as the day he was born, standing in my tub, with swim goggles on and a pitcher in his hands tossing water out the bathroom windows. Not window singularly...... but it is a corner tub, with windows on either side of the corner. He had both windows wide open, and alternated which side he dumped the water out of. I will say this for Carson, he had the foresight to take down the curtains, and there was not one drop of water on the floor.

Cut to Father's day, we had been discussing wives and husbands with Carson over dinner, trying to get him to understand that when a woman marries a man, she becomes his wife, and a man becomes a husband. So I was asking Carson if I was daddy's wife, he replied that I wasn't his wife......I was his prisoner! It is almost scary sometimes, what that boy comes up with.

One of the things that we have been working with Carson on is the value of telling the truth, and forgiveness. He had fallen into the routine of lying when he thought we would be angry or mad over something he had done. Trying to get him to understand that it was wrong to not tell the truth has been somewhat a daunting task, and I got into the habit of asking him if I could believe what he was telling me or or if he was lying. So now when we get onto him, his first words are,"I want you to believe me!!!!!" But, immediately if he doesn't get a response with that he follows with "I want you to forgive me forever", and occasionally uses "I want you to love me forever". The first couple of times he used these lines, the sincerity struck like a knife through my heart, and I responded with "of course I believe you" and "I will always forgive you and love you". But Carson, Master Manipulator that he is....uses these ALL. THE. TIME. So much so that I have told him that he cannot use these lines without a good reason. I will have to really be discerning and try to distinguish whether he is being sincere, or trying to manipulate the outcome of a punishment.

1 comment:

Kariberry said...

Those are too funny! The innocence of a child. Love the prisoner reply.