I was scrambling eggs as Tornado E watched.
Tornado E: Mommy! I want to be like Papi! I’m going to grow as tall as Papi! I’m going to have a big, fat tummy like Papi! I’m going to like the same football team as Papi! The Dallas Cowboys!
Ah teaching moment about obesity.
Me: That’s wonderful Tornado E! You can be whatever you want to be. But it’s not good to be fat.
Tornado E: But Papi is!
Me: Well, yes. But we want Papi to lose some weight because it’s not healthy for him. We should play more sports with him.
Tornado E: So I’ll go on a diet with Papi. Then we can have big, fat tummies together!
OK. Not the best teaching moment. Just let it go.
Two hours later I was telling the story to The Husband.
Tornado E: No, Mommy! I want to be like Uncle M! I’m going to grow as big as Uncle M! Because I want to be big enough to get the lollipops down! (When he visits our house, my brother likes to tease the boys by putting the lollipop container on a shelf that only he at 6’5” can reach.) Then I can go to work and be able to buy anything my heart wants!
Me: That’s a good plan.