Friday, April 29, 2011

Being Quiet

Me: "David...Elias and Solveig are taking their naps.  Silje was up early to watch the wedding, so she needs a rest time too.  I need to you be very quiet for a little bit."
 David: "You need me to be really quiet?"
Me: "Yes."
David: "So everyone can sleep?"
Me: "Yes."
David: "Can I talk at all?"
Me: "No."
David: "Not even a little bit?"
Me: "No."
(pause)
David: "Am I being quiet now?"
Me: "No."
David: "I need to be quieter?"
Me: "Yes."
David: "Because people are trying to sleep?"
Me: "Yes."
David: "It's good to be quiet?"
Me: "Yes.  David?"
David: "What?"
Me: "Be. quiet."
David: "Ok, Mommy.  I'll be quiet."
David: "I'll let everyone sleep."
David: "I won't make a sound."
David: "I WON'T BE LOUD LIKE THIS."
Me: "SSSHHHHH!!!"
David: "I'll be really quiet like this."
David: "I'll try not to crash my race cars really loud."
Me: "David?  Be quiet.  Now.  That means no talking."
David: "No talking at all?"
David: "Are you happy that I'm such a good boy for being so quiet?"
Me: "David, I don't want to hear another sound."
David: "I love you so much, Mommy."

I'm not making this up.  He's genuinely trying his best.

Which brings me to my third cup of coffee...

5 comments:

Penny said...

I love it! He's so cute. :)

annalise + andrew said...

just three?? ;o)

Mom said...

I sure miss David...the boy who answers every question with a question. He's a master at it!

Luke said...

[smile]

~Luke

Ekelund Fam said...

That's the best!