How my child and I are different
On a late Sunday afternoon recently, I said to C-Man (out of Boy Detective's earshot) "I REALLY NEED HIM TO STOP TALKING RIGHT NOW, and I know I am not going to get what I need, but I just have to tell you that's what I need."
Then I said to Boy Detective: "Please go upstairs and jump up and down on your bed 15 times."
Boy Detective: "Why?"
C-Man: "Because she thinks you have a lot of rowdy energy."
Boy Detective: "Okay but I need someone to be in the room with me or I'll get lonely."
Me: "You have been with me since 7am nonstop, you really need to be with someone?"
Boy Detective, gleefully: "I always want to be with someone!!!"