Friday, November 2, 2007

    Like Mother Like Son

    Cole has been sick for the last few days, which has lead to a very cranky household. He's not been sleeping well (if at all) and this has lead to some tough parenting.

    One of Dalynn's main concerns is that she doesn't want Logan to get sick. Therefor, she's been trying to keep them separated as much as possible, even going so far as to designate "Cole areas" (the couch) and "Logan areas" (the recliner).

    Well, last night Cole woke up, noticed that his mommy was not in bed (Cole's been sleeping with us) and wanted to go downstairs to see her. I fought it, but eventually gave in and brought him downstairs to see Dalynn (who was nursing Logan).

    Cole naturally wanted his mommy to hold him but Dalynn had to tell him no. He was sent back to me (now on the couch) with a bit of crying.

    Fast forward to this morning, when Cole is eating breakfast in his high-chair. Dalynn had just put Logan down and came into the kitchen to love on Cole a little. Well, Cole was having none of it! As she bent down to kiss him, he imperiously pointed to the door and told Dalynn, "Go!"

    He did this twice! He was not interested in having anything to do with his mommy!

    Dalynn had to explain to him the concept of forgiveness three times (in a very loving, reasonable sort of way) before Cole would have anything to do with her.

    When it was all over, Dalynn looked up at me and said something like, "I can't believe he holds a grudge like that!"

    I simply responded, "He's obviously your son."