Friday, September 23

The Cake Thief

Yesterday afternoon my son came upstairs with a piece of Entenmann's Chocolate Filled Crumb Cake, nicely cut, on a glass plate with a fork. Now, I didn't cut him a piece of cake and I'm the only other person in the house.

Our conversation went something like this (keep in mind he's 4):

me: Where did you get the cake?
him: I got it.
me: I can see that, but how did you get it?
him: I cut it myself.
me: You cut it yourself *holding head*, are you supposed to touch knives?
him: Mom, it's just a butter knife.
me: Where did you get the knife?
him: On the drain board.
me: Where did you get the plate?
him: Climbed up and got it off the shelf. (note he had climb above the sink to reach the shelf and then had to move a stack of bowls to actually get the plate)
me: How did you get the cake down?
him: Climbed up and got it too.
me: You should have asked me.
him: I know, but you would have said no.

I was upstairs for 3 minutes talking to my mom on the phone (I'd left the cordless up there) he knew I was distracted, the child is too much. At least he didn't make a mess. The day he tried to pour himself a glass of lemonade, he dumped the entire pitcher on the floor.

We keep the doors and windows of our house locked, can you see why?

7 comments:

Jenster said...

Oh Tara. This, too, shall pass. Then it will just be something else.

He sounds a little too smart for YOUR own good. LOL!!

Tara Marie said...

Hi Jenster, thanks for visiting. He is way to smart for my good. He scares the heck out of me--LOL.

Tara Marie said...

I just realized, he got himself a plate and was eating with a fork, I must be doing something right--LOL!!! :)

meljean brook said...

Definitely something right. I think my little girl would have just thrown it all to the floor and started eating it right there.

If she ate cake, anyway. Poor girl, so picky she won't even try it (or ice cream). I'm not sure whether to be sad that she doesn't know what she's missing or glad that she doesn't know what she's missing (because then I'd have to give it to her every day, she's very persistent :D )

Bookwormom said...

LOL, Tara! You're lucky he waited til he's 4. Most other kids would've done this sooner.

BTW- are you so sure he can't unlock the doors? My nephew not only unlocks the doors, but can take the knobs apart & he knows where the tools are.

Sam said...

That is so funny! And kind of scary. Love the 'Because you would have said no,' answer.

Tara Marie said...

BTW- are you so sure he can't unlock the doors? My nephew not only unlocks the doors, but can take the knobs apart & he knows where the tools are.

Oh, he definitely can work locks. I'm talking about safety locks at the top of the doors that even with a chair he can't reach. The replacement windows we installed a few years ago have built in safety locks, he's figured out how they work, but leaves them alone.