Friday, March 21, 2008

Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome

For those of you familiar with Gone With the Wind, you'll know what I mean when I say "I'll think about that tomorrow". Tomorrow never comes. It's a way of pushing things off that you don't want to deal with today. Aiden has Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome. It comes in the form of "After wunch". In Aiden-speak that means "after lunch". Of course, after lunch never comes. A normal conversation goes:

"Aiden, do you have to poo-poo on the potty?"
"No, Aiden poo-poo potty after wunch."
"But you just ate lunch."
"Aiden poo-poo potty after wunch."

Inevitably "after wunch" never comes...I hear this is normal at this age, but at some point he'll have to deal with reality. After lunch comes, tomorrow comes, and we're held accountable for our actions, by God, even if those around us choose to let us slide. Just something to think about on this very Good Friday.