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Me: So guys, we need to talk about what you want to be for Halloween.

Bean: I want to be Hello Kitty.

Me: Okay, Bean wants to be Hello Kitty. Buddy, do you want to be Superman… or a policeman... or a fireman...? What do you think?

Buddy: I want to be a fireman!

Me: Okay.

(Home studies show that our kids tend to answer with the last option when given multiple choices. So that I'm not making/buying more than one costume for each child, or forcing them into a costume they no longer want to wear, I like to test this theory out. Oh, and also provide more ammunition for therapy. )

Me: Buddy, do you want to be a fireman, a policeman, or Superman?

Buddy: Superman!

Me: Do you want to be Superman, a fireman, or a policeman?

Buddy: Superman!

Me: Do you want to be a policeman, Superman, or a fireman?

Buddy (crinkling his forehead): Superman...? But mom...

Me: Yes?

Buddy: It's out of order. You confuse me.

Me (laughing): Okay, you caught me. Sorry. So you want to be Superman?

Buddy: Yes! I want to be Superman!

Me: Okay. Bean, do you want to be Hello Kitty, or Supergirl?

Bean (slowly): I want to be... Supergirl!

Me: Really? You want to be Supergirl? (Overjoyed because I have been searching for a normal Hello Kitty costume and they just don't exist.)

Bean: Yeah!

Me: Cool! Then you guys can match!

Bean: Okay. But Mom...

Me: Yes?

Bean: I want to be Hello Kitty. And Buddy?

Buddy: Yes?

Bean: I want you to be a duck, okay Buddy? I want you to be a duck.

Buddy: Okay. Wow! That would be great!

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