Why stickers before coffee are a bad, bad thing….

Lil’ Duck has become a dictator. From the moment his little eyes flutter open, he is full of demands… “sippy please, mama, no yucky sippys, COLD sippy milk fridge”…. “cheerios, now, in my bowl, let’s go now, mama, get up!!” This morning, in my half-awake state, I am accosted on the way to the coffee machine by the little one holding a sheet of star stickers. The same stickers that I was sure that I hid in the bottom of a very full drawer…..

Tiny, thin stickers, with about 100 of these things on each sheet. Trying to peel them off after being fully awake is hard enough. Finally, I get one off and put it atop his head, per his request… only to be met with a demand for “anoder ticker on cheek, mama peease!!”. Ten stickers later (why you would want a sticker on your nose is beyond me), I’m finally freed to continue on my coffee mission.

Of course, he just ate all of my oatmeal as I was writing this.

15 Responses to Why stickers before coffee are a bad, bad thing….

  1. Rory January 15, 2007 at 6:03 pm #

    “No yucky sippys. Cold sippy milk fridge.” That’s hilarious! Bethy does a similar thing. Takes one sip, “That’s nasty.” Meaning she wants cold milk from the fridge. One day I spotted the milk on the table, so I zipped it into the fridge. Ten minutes later, Bethy asked for milk, so I made a big display of getting it from the fridge. She took a sip and placed the bottle on the table. “That’s naaaasty.” Busted!

  2. Stephanie January 15, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

    At least he is polite while he is demanding! All my kids have loved to cover themselves in stickers!

    Here via CFL

  3. Lisa January 15, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    Little ones never wait for the coffee cup to be filled before making demands!! Although a little demanding, your son sounds adorable.

    Here via the carnival of family life.

  4. Local Girl January 15, 2007 at 2:15 am #

    No coffee or oatmeal? I would be one grumpy Mommy!

  5. The Wooden Porch January 14, 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    Cute! :-) Who cares about mom, right? ;-)

  6. Anna Venger January 14, 2007 at 7:03 pm #

    I just used to hand my boy a roll of masking tape and let him pull and play with the stickiness.

  7. CyberCelt January 14, 2007 at 2:23 pm #

    I always thought, “the world will teach him what he needs to know about discipline, misery, etc.,” I do not have to. He probably will not remember the stars, but you will.

    Keep those stickers for when he is a teenager and you will rejoice in the simple child that he once was …

  8. Julie January 14, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    I just love that photo! And I just love hearing all the cute Lil Duck stories! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Pamela January 14, 2007 at 12:05 pm #

    I remember an elderly lady who lived down the lane from me… when she was delighted with something she would say “Oh! MY Stars!”

    I think it is appropriate for your sticker morning.

  10. Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) January 13, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    too funny!

  11. RennyBA January 13, 2007 at 3:22 pm #

    Now you sounds like my mother when she tells my children about all the crazy things I did when I was a child.
    Be happy he eat oatmeal and not the stickers:-)

  12. amy January 13, 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    He sounds too precious! Great blog!

  13. Daddy Forever January 12, 2007 at 5:47 pm #

    Nice picture. With three kids, we have learned to ignore the kids most of the time some of the time once in a while.


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