What happened next made me laugh: Philip owns several stuffed bats. One in particular is more of a cartoony bat that I purchased for him around Halloween time. He felt like the bat had more feminine features and decided to call her Mavis after the character from the movie, Hotel Transylvania.
|Everyone say hello to Mavis!|
He told me the reason why he went on the ice the second time around was because Mavis bit him for getting her into trouble and she flew away before he could retaliate. In fact, she flew back onto the ice. Philip, being afraid for her safety, naturally had to chase after her!
I decided to go on with it. I asked him if this was true. He replied with a sly smile. "oh, yes, Mommy, it's true"
I am very proud of my response "Oh really. Well, first of all, Mavis, we don't bite people. You do it again and you are going for a time out on top of the fridge and second of all, we don't play on the ice. If you do it again, you will be spending the weekend on top of the fridge for a time-out. Do I make myself clear?" I even waved my finger at the bat then proceeded to make it nod in agreement.
I then look at Philip and told him: "she will listen to me because I am a bat mom!" Incidentally, I would like to thank my online friend, Shaena for the term, Bat Mom.
Philip proceeded to tell me that he is a "bat brother" to Mavis and I agreed but added "you are also the big brother so you should know better. You should be watching out for your little sister!"
That is what you get for lying to me, kid. In fact, I must admit, I am pretty darned impressed that I was able to think up all of this after having one only cup of coffee this morning! Go me!
You know what else impressed me? I am no longer dying my hair. My roots are growing in nicely to this really nice blondish/reddish color. The surprise is that after not only having a strong willed kid but also one with a strong character, I don't have any grey hair yet! I thought I would have loads of them by now!
Whatever happened to the age old excuse about the dog eating your homework?