Sunday, 13 March 2011

Bringing up boys: I’ll either be visiting him in his penthouse suite or else while he awaits Her Majesty’s pleasure…

Bog Boy is incorrigible, utterly, utterly, incorrigible. But as I always say when describing my youngest I will in the future be visiting him in his penthouse suite or else while he awaits her Majesty’s pleasure. I just hope I won’t be doing both!
He is not a boy who accepts No as an answer especially if he thinks he can get one that is more favourable.
Take yesterday for example as we drove home form The Boy’s Birthday Party.
Bog Boy: Mum? Mum? MUUUUMMMMM?
Me: Yes Bog Boy?
Bog Boy: Can I ask you a question?
Me: You just have.
Bog Boy: Mum? Can I ask you a question?
Me: Yes what is it Bog Boy
Bog Boy: “Can we have the music on?”
Me: No Bog Boy not now Mummy and daddy are talking.
Bog Boy: But I want the music on
Me: No Bog Boy. NOT now
Bog Boy is silent.
Bog Boy: Daaaaaad
Me: No Bog Boy! No music!
Bog Boy, matter of factly: I am asking \Daddy not you
Me: Bog Boy! The answer will be No I said No music
Bog Boy: But I am asking daddy a question.
Me: As long as it’s quick you may ask Daddy a question
Bog Boy: Daddy can I ask you a question
Daddy: Yes Bog Boy you may ask me a question
Bog Boy: Can I have the music on?
Daddy: What did Mummy say?
Bog Boy: She said No
Daddy: What do you think I should answer then?
Bog Boy, hopefully: Yes?


legend in his own lunchtime said...

Maybe Bogboy and Legend Jr are twins separated at birth. Ours has the mind of a trial lawyer and is always negotiating for better terms. "So, here's the deal" starts off most of his conversations.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

LOL, he sounds so like my Amy!!

CJ xx

Spencer Park said...

You can't fault him for trying!

Just out of interest what was your husbands answer? Go on, please say it was yes!

Von said...

Full marks for an all round try!

Iota said...

Always worth a try!

Rob-bear said...

I'm with Von on this one. He nailed it, spot on.

P.S.: Yes, I'm back; beware the peculiar ursine creature.

Lottie said...

Aw bless him - I think he deserved the music after all that effort!

Posie said...

Eek and in our car dad would probably have said all right then!!!!

Tattie Weasle said...

Legend - love it but won't be saying anything to Bog Boy just in case he gets ideas!
CJ - they can be SO cheeky! But I do love it!
Spencer Park - husband weighed up teh pros and cons brief adoration from Bog Boy versus cold shoulder from wife. Wife won. My huaband knows on which side his bread is buttered...
Von and Iota- I couldn't fault him on that score, it's always worth a try!
Rob-bear - welcome back! he did nail it and that I think is why he always pushes his luck 'cos he knows that you never know unless you ask!
Posie - mine didn't dare.....!

Go on you know you want to...


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