My four year old has an annoying habit of needing me to constantly be within his line of vision. If ever he realizes that I have left the room, he likes to walk through our large house hollering a drawn-out, “Maawww-ummmm? ------ Maawww-ummmm?” until he finds me.
I really really don’t like it.
In fact, sometimes I just hear the word “Mom” and decide that I need to go to the bathroom; the only door with a lock on it where the little beasties can’t get to me.
So today, I finally had it. The first “Maawww-ummm?” started and I hadn’t even left the room. In fact, all he had to do was look up from his breakfast plate and he would have found me standing two feet behind him at the kitchen sink.
In frustration I answered, “Today, nobody say that word! I don’t want to hear the word ‘Mom’ all day today! Got it?”
I think I’ve been outsmarted.