I was contemplating today Charlie's tyrannical reign over our household. It is so not fair what the little assholes that we refer to as toddlers get away with on a day to day basis. So, seeing as how I have little else to do with my time because I sure as hell am not going to spend it doing things like laundry or housework or anything productive, really, I started to think about how life as an adult would be if we were to act like toddlers. Examples:
Returning from a bathroom break to a full staff meeting:
Me: I WENT POOPY!!!!
Boss: Did you wipe? And wash your hands?
Me: I used soap!
Charles gives me my dinner, my absolute favorite meal:
Me: I don't like that.
Charles: OK, then, don't eat it (goes to take the plate away)
Me: I WANT THAT! GIVE ME MY FOOD! (arches back, bangs head on back of chair, then tips it over in a fit of rage. I then expect to be comforted because of the injuries that I caused myself by not eating food that I love.)
Reading a blog on the Internet:
Charles: OK, time to go to work, honey. Put the computer away.
Me: NO! (Runs to the other room and hides)
Charles: You can either come with me or I'll carry you! (Heads towards me and picks me up. I instantly go limp and increase my weight magically and against all known laws of physics by about ten fold while shrieking like a demon from hell.)
Charles: OK, time for nappy. Let's go night night.
Me: NO! I NOT TIRED! (while yawning and rubbing my eyes)
Charles tucks me into bed.
Me (five minutes later): I HAVE TO GO POTTY!
Brings me to bathroom. 25 minutes later:
Charles: Did you go? No? OK, you are playing. Time for nappy.
Me: I HAVE TO GO POTTY! (Goes instantly limp; carried upstairs kicking and screaming.)
37 seconds later: Sound asleep.
Seriously, it sounds so ridiculous when it is an adult acting like that. Why do we let those little tyrants rule us like this? If you ask me, they are way smarter than we are with that whole "My cognitive capabilities are not developed yet" thing. In my next life, I want to remain a toddler forever. I will happily trade being an adult for being forced to take a nap as the worst thing to ever happen to me.