Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Jordan has been outsmarting me pretty much since she's been old enough to talk.

For example, there was this conversation we had when she was four:

JORDAN: Mommy, I can't eat my chicken.

ME: Why not?

JORDAN: Because I don't like chicken nuggets without Ketchup. And... I don't like Ketchup.


So, I was pretty darn excited the other day when I got the best of her.

JORDAN: Mommy, I don't like the mac cheese tonight. The restaurant made it different this time.

ME: Let me taste it. Tastes exactly the same as always to me.

JORDAN: No, it tastes terrible. Something's wrong with it.

ME: It's the same as always!!! Joshy and Daddy think so too. Just eat it.

JORDAN: I can't.

ME: Okay, I'll get you a new one.

(Get up. Walk over to waiter. Whisper, "Can you stick this in the microwave for ten seconds and bring it back.")

ME: Here you go, sweetie. A nice new one.

JORDAN: This one is much better.

SCORE

Jordan- 368
Mommy- 1

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Ha! I've done something similar. Way to go, Mom!

Molly Hall said...

So cute! I have had so many funny things like that with my kids too. Like you, I am still behind in the count. Thanks for the great story! : )

myrna rosen said...

i know your daughter. she'll figure it out- - - belatedly! ;-]

Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

hey...a point is a point! at least you're on the board!

Little Ms J said...

These should be regular updates! I love you trying to outsmart your incredibly wise daughter!

Rebecca said...

Ha! Very cute.

Rena said...

Love it!

Susanne Drazic said...

That was cute Corey. Thanks for sharing!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Go mommy :)

Susan R. Mills said...

That's cute. My kids outsmart me most of the time too.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Awesome! I think you're on a roll now!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! That is perfect! There's a PB in there somewhere, Corey. :-)

B.J. Anderson said...

LOL!! This is awesome. I'm so filing this away for later, because I'm sure I'll need it. Thanks for sharing. :D

SAMUEL PARK said...

Totally adorable! Thanks for posting!

Mayowa said...

I just want you to know i'm rooting for you hehe.

Awesome post.

Kelly H-Y said...

Too funny ... ah, but that 1 point is oh so sweet! :-)

Kim said...

I see Team Corey t-shirts in our future.

My Little Ballerina will totally be sporting a Team Jordan shirt, though. waaahh!

Stay on your toes, Corey!

Heidi Willis said...

That's awesome!! And look how you've closed the gap there in the points department! :)

David said...

Smart little cookie. I remember my oldest, now 25, when I first showed her helium balloons. I let them go and they floated to the ceiling. "Woah!" she thought, "that's not right". The gift of life is precious!

Caleb said...

I like the ketchup comment. I once broke up with a girl the same way:
me: "I can't see you anymore"
her: "why not?"
me: "cuz I only like girls with ketchup... and you're crazy"

Almost the same. Way to go, Jordan!

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha! Caleb, that was so funny I had to read it to Jordan. And she cracked up!

1 husband, 2 kids (and lots of books) said...

Perfect. When I do something similar I almost want to tell Son afterwards just to re-inforce my little victory... then I try to remember I'm meant to be the adult!

Suzanne Casamento said...

LOL! Nice one Mommy! :)