***Scene 1: Last Wednesday night (August 11th, 2010). 8:30pm, right before before bed. Sitting in the family room.
Ryan: Mama, I wan't orange juice (which is actually apple juice in juice box form)
Mama: Sorry Ryan, no more orange juice tonight. You can have some tomorrow night.
Lip is quivering, BAM! Full fledged crying. Like a flash little miss Ryan is up the stairs
Ryan: Daddy!!! (Sob, sob, sob) I asked Mama for orange juice and she said the 'no'!
Daddy: Did it upset you when Mama said no?
Ryan: Yes - I was upset! I want Mama say the 'yes'. Hmpf.
No more juice boxes were had that night.....
***Scene 2: The following Thursday night. I'm walking around the yard, Jason is getting ready to head out.
Ryan: Daddy, I want to play in the turkle pool.
Daddy: You’ll have to ask Mama Ryan, Daddy has to leave.
Ryan: (Sounding increasingly agitated) I don’t want to ask Mama.
Daddy: How come?
Ryan: Because I don’t want to be upset! I want Mama to say the ‘yes’ but Mama says the ‘no’!
Daddy: (Trying to fight back a laugh) Let’s go together and ask Mama, we’ll see what she says.
Daddy: OK, tell Mama what you wanted to ask her.
Ryan: No , I want you to do it!
We played in the turkle pool. It was fun. See, Mama can be fun too!