Friday, September 7, 2007


In boxing or UFC, the term knockout refers to when one competitor hits his opponent so hard it knocks him to the ground and sends him off to la-la land. Okay, maybe that's not the official definiton, but you get the point.

Well, today I went 9 rounds with baby number three, Kolten, a.k.a. Short Fuse. We lovingly call him this as he can go from a laughing, giggling baby to a screaming mad monster in a nano second. I kid you not. He has the most innocent face and sweet personality, but watch out! He's a regular Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Now, this kid is 18 months and has finally learned to walk, goes up and down the stairs and has mastered a few simple words. Amongst them are the words "all done" and "down." He says them all the time, just not when you want him to.

Today after lunch, Short Fuse was wanting out of his high chair and he began screaming, crying and whining to get my attention. This is nothing new; it happens everyday. But I had had enough. I was tired of being whined at and yelled at. So, I told him no, mommy would not get him out of his high chair until he said "down."

"Are you all done?" I asked. "Do you want down? Down? All done?"

He just stared at me, narrowed his eyes (I'm serious), shook his head....and let out a whining yell. I turned my back and continued eating my lunch while ignoring his grunting demands.

This went on for many rounds. I was loading the dishwasher when I realized it had grown strangely quiet. I looked over to find this:

Mommy wins by KNOCKOUT!!!


Jenster said...

Awwww!!! What a precious picture!! Probably even more precious after all the drama. LOL

Go Mommy!!!

Becky said...

What a cute picture. Sometimes moms do have to stand their ground with their children.

"Short Fuse" sounds a lot like my almost two year old who we lovingly refer to as "the Beast!"

Swishy said...

Ohhh ... SUCH a cute picture!

Travis Erwin said...

A victory well deserved I'm sure.

Jen said...

Good for you Shauna! Put Little Mister in his place now - as hard as it is to have to watch. I am also a member of Team Mom and deal with stuff like that all the time. I hate every minute of it!! LOL

Such a cute picture though. He is an angel!