This weekend we took the kids to the beach.
There was rock throwing and log balancing and castle building involved.
We walked to the pier and hopped on a ferry and when we walked back the girls found a tree to climb.
They hoisted themselves up, but Kainoa couldn’t do it and I was exhausted and hungry so I was all, “Come on guys, let’s keep walking…”
And then he collapsed in a fit of tears because he wanted up in the tree and I was supposed to telepathically sense that he wanted me to help him into the tree, but instead I was making him leave.
I mean how could I??
But because he was now screaming about it I couldn’t really be like “Oh sweetie I’m sorry! Of course I’ll help you!” because that would just reinforce the ugly fit of tears every time things don’t go his way, so instead I was all, “Sorry Bud! We’ve got to go eat. I didn’t help the girls up either so maybe when you’re a little bigger you can get yourself up in that tree too!”
He just continued to cry the saddest cry you ever did hear.
A few ladies were walking past us and I could see they just felt terrible for him. Not knowing why he was crying I’m sure they all wanted to give the crying boy a big hug. Poor thing.
And then Kainoa cry-screamed, “MOOOOOM!?! When I TELL you to DO something you DO IT!!!”
I was actually glad for this disrespectful outburst because I got to witness every single one of those Sympathetic Ladies switch teams. From Team Crying Boy to Team Tough Mom.
The crying boy’s statement sent them into a fit of giggles and I could telepathically sense the high fives they were sending my way.
Thank you Sympathetic Ladies…us Moms need to stick together.