Thursday, October 8, 2009

Caleb's Confession

Tonight I drove to Rolla - in the pouring rain - to pick out a costume with Caleb. Just the two of us. I told him we could do that tonight, and I always enjoy our trips together.

He was talking about being hungry, and I told him he should have eaten his dinner. He completely avoided eating because he was so determined to eat a cookie. I told him he could not have one until he ate dinner. Then...the battle of the wills began.

I won.

As our conversation continued, he said something to me that I hope I never forget. In the most serious and sincere tone, he said, "Mom. I need to tell you something. I've been keeping something from you."

All we were talking about was dinner. What on earth could have come to his mind? But I said, "Ok, what is it?"

"I like spaghetti-o's better than pork."

Alright, fellow moms. We all know we do our best to keep from busting out in laughter when our kids say something we perceive as funny but when we know they are being serious. Tonight was not one of those times for me. I tried so very hard. But I laughed. A lot.

He asked me why I was laughing, and I said I was just laughing to myself. I'm not sure if that was good enough to keep him from really knowing I was, in fact, laughing at what he said.

"Will you tell dad?" he continued. "I don't want to have to tell him."

That time, I held back the laughter.

"Yes, sweetie. But it's ok, you know. We all like different things!"

That seemed to help his troubled conscious.

Tonight's one-on-one time was so fun. And I'm glad Caleb felt comfortable enough with me to confess something so important.



Mindy said...

This is FUNNY! :)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little guy! That was too cute!
Aunt Kathy

SonjaMichelle said...

Can that boy be any cuter?????

I think you guys need to come down for a "slumber party" this month! I could warn my room mate and he might leave for the weekend for us.

Let me know!!!

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