Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days that Sawyer and Emmett go to the childminder, so with Noah at school, Tuesdays are usually my free day (I or Emmett usually have an appointment on any given Thursday, and it doesn’t count as a free day in my book if you have to spend it at the doctor’s office).
Today Mike took the younger ones to the childminder, then I took Noah to school and went grocery shopping. After that I came home and proceeded to read until after lunch, at which point I fell asleep. When I woke up, I picked up Noah from school, and read some more while he played. It was a mostly perfect day. Mostly perfect, because I DID have to go grocery shopping, and the book I read was pretty terrible. Called Betwixt, it was advertised that fans of the Twilight series would love it. Ummm, not so much.
Anyway, Mike brought the little ones home after work. About 10 minutes later the close-to-perfection fell apart when Noah comes crying into the kitchen, claiming that Sawyer ate one of his legos.
The subsequent interogation went something like this:
me: Sawyer, did you eat one of Noah’s legos?
me: why would you do such a thing?
Sawyer: (starting to tear up) because I was HUNGEEEEE (obviously the turkey sandwich, juice box, pretzels, cheese stick, granola bar and apple I sent with him to the childminder were not sufficient for a two year old)
me: did that lego look or taste like food?
Noah: Sawyer, you are NOT allowed to play with my legos any more!!!
Sawyer: (in full blown crying mode now) Noah says he won’t play with me anymore
me: well, you ate his toy (while giving him a hug)
While I was on the phone with the nurse advice line a few minutes later, the story changed completely. Noah claims that he didn’t see him eat a lego after all, and that Sawyer is lying…
me: Sawyer, did you eat a lego?
Sawyer: (after listening to Noah tell him that he didn’t, in fact, eat a lego) no
me: why did you tell me that you did?
Sawyer: I was just pretending. I was just JOKING
me: you are in big trouble mister
me: either you are lying to me now, or were lying then, and I can’t figure out what the truth is here, and the nurse says that you have to go to the doctor tomorrow!
me: so they can make sure your belly is ok
Sawyer: (this topic is getting boring for him) Noah, lets go play Star Wars.