I give Demon Baby EXTRA points for cleverness today. Sometimes, I am convinced he is a diabolical genius.
He hates that I work. Granted, I am a writer and work from home so we're together 24/7. Still, he feels he competes with my computer. It's not a contest. He wins. I love him . . . and WISH I could concentratre on only him during the day, but the fact remains, the computer sometimes takes up more time than I wish. I have to earn a living. I support a family of six.
So the conversation went like this:
"I would like to watch a movie."
"Okay. I will put one on."
"But I want YOU to watch it with me. It's just too scary to watch alone."
"Scary? You're not allowed to watch anything scary. Did you find one of Older Brother's movies? Or Older Sister's? You can't watch scary movies."
"Well, this is really scary, and I need you to come and watch it and hide under the blankets with me."
"Absolutely not. What about watching Sesame Street?"
"No." (Now tugging my hand.) "Come with me."
By now I was very curious as to what he had somehow been allowed to watch. I climbed the stairs with him and went into his room. He shut the door--slammed it really. Then he locked the door.
"I am locking you in here so you can't leave."
"Sit down with the blankley." I pulled the comforter to the floor as he went to get the scary video.
"It's REALLY scary. So make sure you stay here."
"What's the scary video called?"
"Blues Clues ABCs."
After I stopped laughing, after I realized this was all an elaborate ruse to cuddle in a blanket with me, we did snuggle for the scary video.