April 25, 2008

Don’t mess with TheMonk

We are the park on a warm, spring Friday evening. After a picnic dinner, TheMonk and Swee’Pea are turned loose to burn off whatever energy they have left. Swings are swung, balls are kicked, paths are run.

Soon enough, it’s time to pack up and leave. A mom and her four kids are also heading out of the playground area and we arrive at our cars, which happen to be parked side-by-side. As the routine of getting six kids into two cars without getting in each other’s way begins, TheMonk and a little boy about his age start to play on the grass in front of our cars.

TheMonk chases the little boy. The little boy chases TheMonk. Unfortunately, the little boy catches TheMonk and gives him a little push in the small of the back, which TheMonk clearly feels.

In a second, he spins around. Faces the boy, points a finger at his face and tells him with every ounce of seriousness his little body can muster…

“Don’t… Push… Me.”

So, the kid’s got “using his words” down. Now we need to teach him to lighten up a little. Geez.


  1. Did he end his declaration with “bizzotch”?

    Comment by Rattling the Kettle — April 26, 2008 @ 7:13 am

  2. Well, he is doing better at his age than my daughter is at eleven.

    Yesterday her brother playfully shoved her while doing the dishes and I um, supervised (while reading blogs) and she turned around, forced him to the ground, sat on him and threatened to gob in his eye.

    I’d rather she used her words.


    Comment by Redneck Mommy — April 26, 2008 @ 10:16 am

  3. oooh, watch out, themonk is in town and he’s taking names. i can just see the little guy. good to know he will stand up for his rights, eh?

    Comment by mamie — April 26, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  4. Oh, so this is what I have to look forward to!

    Comment by Deanna — April 27, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

  5. I love rhinos!
    Okay – back to the post.
    That’s great. I wish all my preschool students could stand up to each kids like that. So much better than tattle-tattling. Nice job Monk!

    Comment by cathy — April 28, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

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