This is a dramatic retelling of Conor's preschool meltdown this morning.
Watching Daddy set down the breakfast plates, Conor self-righteously demands: I WANT MY BAGEL!!!!!
Daddy: Ummm, you're holding it.
Conor: Oh! ((giggles))
Conor: I have more hungry. My tummy needs more food.
Mama: Do you want a banana? A grape?
Conor: I want something I like. ((he begins to slyly eye his pumpkin filled with candy))
Mama: I see you looking at the pumpkin. I know you want candy. But we don't eat candy at breakfast. That's our family rule.
Conor, lower lip trembling, in a serious frown: I want....I want...I want...(the tears start and he gets a defiant tone)....I want a book.
Mama and Daddy: Ok.
I'm really not kidding. Those are real honest to God(dess) quotes from this morning. We are very lucky. And, yes, we know it.