I have an independent minded 2 year old on my hands who knows what he wants and likes to be at home.
This morning Jaden comes into the living room.
Mommy: "Good morning Jaden. Would you like some breakfast."
Jaden: "no tahnk oo" (no thank you)
Mommy: "Are you sure? Would you like some oatmeal with blueberries?"
Jaden: "no oh-meal."
Mommy: "Would you like some eggs?"
Jaden: "no eggs"
Mommy: "Would you like some yogurt?"
Jaden: "no yo-gut. Den like a pitzah" (Jaden would like pizza)
Mommy: "Pizza for breakfast? You're so silly. ha ha. We can't eat pizza for breakfast. What about some oatmeal."
Jaden: "no oh-meal. Den like a pitzah" (giggle giggle - obviously because he now knows that is silly).
On and on we go and guess what. Jaden ate pizza for breakfast.
I had plans to go to a mom's Bible study this morning at a local church. But, Jaden was still sleeping when it was time to leave and since he just got over the flu I decided to let him sleep. He did wake up with plenty of time to go to storytime at the library though.
So, I asked him.
Mommy: "Jaden, would you like to go to storytime at the library? We can read fun books, make a craft, and play."
Jaden: "no tahnk oo."
Mommy: "But it will be fun and today they are reading books about popcorn. (He LOVES popcorn).
Jaden: "no thank oo. Den pay dump truck, mommy house."
And there you have it. At least for the morning we are homebodies!