Whatever you do, do not, I repeat, DO NOT ever read out loud words that Handsome brings to you and points to for you to read to him.
On the surface, it may seem cute and innocent. Like he just wants you to read to him. And I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh my goodness he is so cute. And sweet. And cuddly. He sat next to me and cuddled with me with his book! Okay sweet boy! I’ll read the book to you!”
Yeah. Don’t do it. He’s not being cute. He’s being the devil.
Turn on your blinders and don’t make eye contact, because once you do, it’s game over. Once you’ve made eye contact, he will have established mind-control over you with a laser beam that you will not be able to break free from.
Today, he brought me this DVD insert for a Baby Einstein video. He was so dang cute and I just couldn’t resist his subtle cuteness, charming smile, and joyful eyes. So I folded like a lawn chair.
Did you notice how cute and happy and innocent he was? And did you notice how me reading that paper for him was no different than me bringing it up and making the suggestion?
And here we are at 2 in the afternoon, on the 3rd floor, watching DVDs. Our household rule is no media/no TV until 4 pm. Yet, here we are.
Next time, just don’t fall for it.