Tuesday, January 10, 2006
No Ordinary Egg
Egg a la Bella
Oona: Momeeeeeeeee! I wanted to peel that myself.
Me: I don't want you to make a mess. It's hot, too.
Oona: But, Mom...(pouting)...I wanna do eeeeeeet...(bouncing agitated on the chair)
Me: Okay. Okay. I'll let you peel mine, later. Stop bouncing already. I don't want you to fall off.
Oona (3 seconds later) Can I do it now?
Me: Later, honey.
Oona (5 seconds later) Can I do it now?
Oona (10 seconds later) Now? Mommy, I'm boooooored.
Me: Okay. Okay. Here. (As usual, she wins the tug-o-war as I have no more patience for any arguments at this time of the night.)
Oona: (humming while peeling the egg which I am sure will be smashed into 378 pieces in the process.)
Oona: (2 minutes later) Here, Mommy.
Me: (Slightly stunned and pleasantly surprised. It is a perfect egg. Not a single nick, scratch or tear on it. I am a proud mama.) Oh, my darling girl...it's perfect! Good job, Bella! (I examine the egg more closely. How'd she do that?!)
Oona - You're welcome. (jumping off the chair with her "No-big-deal" attitude...back to humming)
I will never underestimate my child again. In anything. EVER.
It's worth risking having smashed boiled eggs, anytime.
Mantra: I am a patient mom. I am a patient mom. I am a patient mom.
Oona Bella, 3, clowning around. (Yes, those are my pajama pants!)
Posted by The Ten O' Clock Habit at 1/10/2006 02:02:00 AM