I am on the road once again this week, thus, as I normally do when traveling, I revisit a Sundays are for Sebastian. This one comes from almost four years ago….
Sebastian is my six-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.
Seba: “Will I have time after dinner to play on the computer?”
HIs mother: “No, it’s a school night—you know the rule: no screen time.”
Seba: “Well, how about some free time?”
His mother: “No, don’t you remember what happened this morning? You were mean to everyone because you were so tired when I woke you up to go to school. So, I think that you should go to bed earlier so that you are not so grumpy in the morning.”
Seba: “Bad idea! I don’t want to go to bed earlier.”
His mother: “But you need more sleep.”
Seba: “Well, duh, just wake me up later!”
His mother: “That’s not possible, you have to get to school. I think you should go to bed 20 minutes earlier.”
Seba: “20 minutes?!? Pick another number!”
His mother: “OK, how about 15?”
His mother: “OK, 14.”
Seba: “Can we start tonight?”