Wednesday, 22 July 2015

A Smile From Alex but No Laughing For Mom

Alex likes A&W.  It's the only fast food he'll tolerate.

Yesterday, as we were driving down the main road near our house, he announced: "Building the A&W."

Me: "There's no A&W here."

Alex: (very insistently) "A&W coming soon."

I look and sure enough, there is a sign in front of a construction site which announces that we are soon to have our very own A&W across from the grocery store.

I began to laugh.  I may think Alex isn't paying attention but when he cares about something, nothing slips by him.  Since he started obsessing about Bell pay phones a month or so ago, I've discovered there are still tons of them out there.

Alex was not impressed with my laughing: "Stop laughing, Mommy."

Me: "I want to laugh, honey.  Isn't it good that there will be an A&W nearby soon?"

Alex: (grumbling) "No laughing."

I zippered my mirth with some difficulty (since I didn't want him to think I was laughing at him, though I'm not sure he understands that concept).  I don't know how long it will take them to finish construction, but I know at least one little boy who will follow every step religiously.

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