DS2, who is 4, got into trouble last night. Such trouble that he was marched home and sent to his room for the rest of the night. When I tucked him into bed and reassured him that I still loved him, (
) I reiterated what he'd done wrong and what our expections were. He tearfully apologized.
This morning, he was such a sweetie. Kissing me, hugging me ... I told DH, "Someone's sucking up."
DS2 told me, very seriously, "I'm being good, Mommy."
Me: "That's good, DS2."
DS2: "I'm going to keep being good."
DS2: "I want to be good in the pax
." (At least, that's what it sounded like.)
It took me a few repetitions before I realized he meant "in the past." Now, where the heck did a 4-year-old get that concept ... and where does he think he's going to acquire the time machine?