Monday, April 7, 2008

Intentions

Since Audi was born Beemer has adopted little annoying habits to turn my attention to her when I am feeding Audi, especially when Ahenobarbus is gone. Yesterday, I sat Beemer down and attempted to explain that she doesn't need to torment us for attention. If she wants our attention, she should just ask for it. I thought that I had made some sense to her three year old brain when she immediately went to find Ahenobarbus and promptly asked for his attention. Today, while Ahenobarbus was at school and I was feeding Audi, I found out just how much of our conversation Beemer understood.

Me (as Beemer once again pulled Audi's socks off): Beemer, remember, if you want my attention, please ask for it.

Beemer (patting her chest): But Mom, I already have Dad’s intention.

Me: Dad's gone, don't you want my attention now?

Beemer: Well, I have Daddy’s intention, and Daddy has my intention. But you can give Audi your intention and Audi can give you her intention, if you want her to.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I wish I had known it was that easy, I would have given my kids my intention ages ago. (And now I'd have some time to myself.)

Miss you guys!

WildBound said...

HAh! intention....awesome.

Rachel said...

That's so cute! I love it how they mess up words like that. Savanna started out that way too, doing irritating little things to get our "intention."

It's Miller Time said...

Sounds like excellent logic to me. All you need are dad's intentions, then you've got it made.

Desertbound said...

Clear past the time of the actual dunking, Mayflower continued to call it her "bathtism" :) Great stuff. Keep blogging it.

Wiberg 5 said...

My kids are needing a little more intention now, too. Can't they give each other intention so I can give the computer intention? Is that too much to ask? Come on!