My sister and I were driving in the car with Finn in the backseat. We were chatting idly on our way somewhere when out of the blue Finn says from the back, “Stop it.” I turned my head towards him and asked, “Stop what, Finn?” He looked out the window, away from my gaze and said straight as an arrow, “STOP TALKING TEE TEE!” Dokey and I started cracking up and Finn, at two and a half, cracked a half-smile and started to laugh too. “That isn’t very nice,” we both told him through our laughter.
Of course, I went right on talking as I am wont to do. I figured it was training for his teen years when, surely, all of our reactions to such outbursts will not be so jovial.
I just needed to remember that moment because I’m looking for smiles wherever I can find them.
P.S. Today I want follow my nephew’s lead and cry out, STOP SNOWING SNOW! Because, yes, it is once again snowing.