Monday, April 28, 2008

Letter To 3

Dear 3,

I really had high hopes for us. 2 was quite tiresome and I was looking forward to something new with you.
Instead I am greatly disappointed. You are all whiny and unreasonable. Trying to get you to do ANYTHING is painful.

You don't want to do it, and then if you do start to do it, you don't want to stop. Example, you will whine and fight and not take your clothes off to get in the tub, but then you kick and screetch when it is time to get out of the tub. And the time in the tub is usually spent getting water from floor to ceiling.

Put my pants on? It BURNS!
Pick up my toys? I have no arms!
Dry my hair? I am a delicate flower and cannot be manhandled!!
Brush my teeth? I want them to rot and fall out of my head!
Share my 5billion toys? The top of the orange juice jug is the most precious thing in the world to me!! It is ALL mine!

Oh sure, there are certain moments I cherish. Sleeping 3 is as lovely as ever. Why isn't there more sleeping 3??

But mostly 3, you suck.

I have set my sights now on 4.

See you in 9 months!


p.s. 3, you can call me if you ever want to be friends.


Ms. Mamma said...

"Brush my teeth? I want them to rot and fall out of my head!" seriously!

This is so cute and so funny and my experience was so similar. I spent the weekend with Snowflake watching the videos I took of him from birth to age three(for some reason I ran aout of tape right around his 3rd birthday and haven't bought any since) It was so bittersweet! The use of language is what just melted me. Unreal. Reminds me I need to buy more tapes. Hang in there. XO

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Oh no oh no OH NO!!!!! Dreaming about three is the ONLY thing that's been keeping me going...and my sister promised it would be better. Curses!!
Maybe God will give us a break with the littlest ones...they'll listen and be agreeable and such? Maybe???? Please!

Go Cards said...

this independent thing kids go through I tell ya! I like 'why did you just poop your panties AGAIN' It's gotta be sooo much fun sittin in that!!!

Jamie said...

Sigh - funny, but oh-so-true! I DO think 4 is better - but not by much. Ever tried arguing with a 4-year-old? Just something to look forward to!

Two Mittens said...

So Mr. Mittens was reading this post and was confused momentarily about the '3' referring to the number of children we HAVE. Not their age. So imagine his surprise when I said I had my sights set on 4. In nine months.

I assure you all that is not the case.
What a great way to surprise your hubby though!!!!

Mmmmaaahvelous said...

THAT'S even funnier than the post. You probably have some explaining and convincing to do!:)

Peace Sweet Peas said...

I totally was on the same wave-length as Mr. Mittens. I was planning big belly pictures in my mind.

A week after E turned 4 she started asking why? And while this can be irritating at times it is a big improvement over random princess screaming.

Lahni said...

Ha Ha, four doesn't really get any better. It just gets different. Like Jamie said, 4 year olds like to argue, but they aren't really all that reasonable...