sarcasm

December 2009, 23 months old

This was the day I learned that toddlers and sarcasm do not mix.

I got out a carton of ice cream.  Alice saw and squealed, “ice cream!”  I joked, “Alice, what makes you think you get ice cream?  This is mommy’s ice cream.”

That poor girl.

Alice’s face screwed up in horror and genuine sadness as I quickly said, “Oh Alice, Mom’s teasing.  I’m teasing.  Sweetie, mommy’s teasing.” I quickly shoved a bite of ice cream into Alice’s mouth before her first tears flowed so she wouldn’t cry.

Alice, relieved, began to repeat, “Mommy’s teasing.  Mommy’s teasing.”

Disaster just barely averted.

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