Sunday, April 17, 2011

Trouble Me

You want your son to learn to throw trash away by himself instead of handing it to you so you take his hand and lead him to the trash can where he notices, in with the other refuse, an empty granola bar wrapper.
"I want Daddy snack," he says while depositing the wrapper of the band aid he doesn't need, for the boo boo he doesn't have, into the trash.
"I want Daddy snack," he says again, louder, and you ignore him because you're thinking about "If You Give a Pig a Pancake."
If you give a preschooler a band aid, you mutter under your breath, he'll probably want a granola bar.
Then the band aid gets stuck to itself and he cries that he wants another one and you think that maybe it won't be that much trouble to just throw trash away for him, and his twin brother, for the next 16 years.

song: Trouble Me • artist: 10,000 Maniacs

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