Nathan is too smart for his own good.
He came inside the house with a little flower he picked out of our yard. Beaming from ear to ear, he presented it to me in his open palm.
“Oh how sweet!” I exclaimed. “I love it!”
“Mommy likes flowers,” he told me. “I got this flower just for you because you think flowers are pretty!” I gathered my sweet boy up in my arms and enveloped him in a big hug. After a moment’s pause, he looked at me with big eyes and said, “Since Nathan got Mommy a flower, can I watch TV now? And play with my tablet?” as he nodded his head vigorously as an attempt to get me to nod back.
Unfortunately, this mommy cannot be bought. Not even when presented with sweet flowers in my boy’s loving hands. I told him he could have his TV show and play with his tablet AFTER he had good behavior for the next couple hours. He was a little disappointed, but bounded off to go play outside. So far, so good. He’s been minding really well, so he may just have earned himself his TV shows and tablet time.
That little guy. Already trying to bribe his mama!