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.

About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

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