Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Who's in Charge Here, Anyway?

We don't call him the little tyrant for nothing. Lil' Wingnut is just too smart for his own britches. He's too smart for our britches. His antics either leave us shaking our heads in disbelief and/or laughing secretly.

Recently his newest obsession has been playing Candyland. Woe to the little girl who happens to defeat him in a supposedly friendly game. He's been known to throw the board and all it's pieces in a fit of rage over the "obvious" cheating of his sisters. Ya know, it's near to impossible to convince a 4 year old that his sisters are not cheating and that he just had bad luck in drawing a bad card.

Lately he's been taking over control of the family rosary. He leads the opening prayers, chooses who will pray each decade, and jumps in to pray for the Holy Father's intentions. For now we are letting this stand, as at least he is wanting to pray the rosary and he's learning more of the prayers each day. Is there such a thing as holy tyranny?

The lil' man is very concerned with "who is in charge". When Dad is around I get an earful of why I let him be in charge as I am a full two months older than Wingnut, and shouldn't the oldest be in charge? When Wingnut is traveling all is right in Lil' Wingnut's world, as I'm in charge. How does one go about explaining the concept of wifely submission to a preschooler who has preconceived ideas about leadership?

Ever read Oedipus Rex in high school? We have a slightly less creepy version occurring in our own home. Lil' Wingnut, sweet as can be and in front of his father, innocently asked, "When Daddy dies, will you marry me?" Um, yeah, we've got a bit of a problem.
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Natalie said...

He's still so darn cute though! Good luck to you and your hub. =)

Tonya said...

Thanks for the laugh! Will be interesting to see how he feels about the new baby. :-)

Maurisa said...

Oh, he's excited about the new baby, because that makes him the " sixth oldest" and he gets to be "in charge" of the new baby. He's also taken to talking to the baby in a very high pitched voice. It's pretty hysterical.

Young Mom said...

Awww, he sounds so cute!

Walt said...

Hey Mau,

Lil Wingster is a total mama's boy! He needs to understand HE is in charge. It's obvious he has you wrapped around his finger and he dismisses Big Wingy and his male leadership in the house...until the BW is home. He definitely knows how to play Candyland the way it was meant to...let me win or I will go postal you bunch of cheaters!!! (can you really cheat at candyland??? only if you are playing someone who is color blind). Chris had better sleep with one eye open because the little guy is gunning for him!

Love Ya Mau