On Friday Jonah went to play at his friend Grant’s house. You know Grant… the friend he loves enough to name a chicken after him.
Grant’s sister, Rachel, was watching the boys so that I could get some work done around the house. It was a much appreciated favor, but it turns out that Jonah ended up pulling his own weight.
The report I received goes something like this:
Grant: crying hysterically
Rachel: Grant, please stop crying. (crying continues) Please? (crying continues)
Jonah: I’ll take care of this. Grant, (pause) if you stop crying, I will teach you how to beat the bad guy on Lego Batman at my house.
Grant stops crying immediately.
Moments later crying resumes.
Jonah, looking at Grant authoritatively: Grant, remember what we talked about.
Grant stops crying, and all is well.
I guess we better have Grant over for his Lego Batman instruction!