Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Older Kids are Just a Bad Influence

This last Monday some good friends of ours came in from out of town and stayed at our house. It was so good to see them and their kids (we missed you though Kyle!) Anyway, their son is 3 and the boy is 2. There is only about 9 months difference between them so they had a blast playing together. The 3 year old's vocabulary is slightly more advanced than the boy's and this was where the age difference was apparent. He was putting sentences more completely together, you know, with the nouns the verbs and conjunctions? I don't know, I'm not that good at grammar. For instance the boy will say to me. "Mommy, going?" and Myles (the 3 year old) would say, "Mommy, where are you going?" It was fun to see the differences in age and fun to see what was to come as the boy nears 3. 

It was fun until Myles started telling his mom, "I don't want to." I noticed this right away because this is not a sentence the boy has used yet. Don't get me wrong...Myles is an incredible, very well behaved kid! He's just 3 and he wants what he wants and he knows he has an opinion.  It was very funny to me but not so much to my friend. Again, it was funny until later that night when both boys were in the bath and when I told the boy it was time to get out he said to me, "Mommy, don't want to." It was evident to me that older kids are just bad influences. Obviously my kid is a perfect angel and would have never said that had he not heard it from an older one. Say what? That's crazy town...oh man, I crack myself up. I am most positive that the boy would have started it soon enough on his own. So that's his new sentence. Love you Bean!



  1. Oh no you didn't! :) I love you too and am SO sorry my overtired, unruly boy was such a bad influence. :) Good thing the boy wasn't at Hometown Buffet with us & some friends in Fresno last night as we were almost home from Vegas - talk about behavior meltdown (I guess 8 hrs. in the car will do that)! We had a BLAST and can't wait to see you again, I promise Myles will be a better influence next time. :)

  2. Oh yeah - thanks for posting on your blog again!

  3. Oh bean...your kids so amazing! He will always be older so I am guessing he will always be a bad influence :)

    Little Emily is such a joy too...her little rolls. How can you not love 'em?

    Love you guys!