I just found a note that I had jotted down weeks ago with another funny conversation...Jackson was trying to come inside from the hot outdoors, where he and Brady had been playing, of course... Too bad I needed a few minutes of no interruption (while Carter finished his nap) for cleaing the Living Room and Kitchen or something...
It went a little something like this:
Mommy: Stay outside and play!
Jackson: I wanna come inside!
Mommy: No. Your options are - pool, or you may sit on the couch with a book and stay quiet.
Jackson: Can I play on the internet?
Me: No. Your options are ...yadda yadda (of course I didn't really say yadda yadda. I'll teach him that in a few years.)
Jackson: Can I play the wii?
Me: No. I need you to either a... or b...
Jackson: WHY DO YOU NOT WANT ME TO USE ELECTRICITY!?! i REALLY WANT TO USE ELECTRICITY!!!
What's funny is - It reminded me then and there of the story Mama & Pa love to tell about Aly and how she LOVED drinking their drinks - And how she must've heard a certain excuse one too many times when she started demanding, "MAMA, I WANT TOO MUCH CAFFEINE! TOO MUCH CAFFEINE MAMA!!!"