Lady and Thomas have clashed quite a bit over the past few days. Yesterday, the children from next door were over playing and I kept hearing Thomas getting all irate. I chastised Lady, asking her not to tease him and wind him up. She told me that they weren't trying to make him angry. They had laughed at him, but they weren't trying to be mean. When I asked her to explain, she said that Thomas had asked their visitors, very seriously and politely, if they would like a cup of tea. This of course, made them all laugh, which in turn made Thomas cross. I had to laugh myself when I heard what had happened. But I told her not to keep going on about it to him and not to call him cute; at least not to his face. He does NOT like to be called cute!
The problem is that he really is cute. He talks and asks questions all day. He has so many little theories about life. Today, he was watching TV. He told me that the TV takes the power from the street lamps, and when the TV is turned on, then the street lamps turn off. We watched an advertisement for Pringle crisps. He asked what they were and I told him. He said they were special crisps, they fill you with love and I should give some to Daddy so I'm never cross with him (not that I am ever cross with my husband ;-).
He wanted to eat a sandwich in the living room, and I told him to eat it at the big table. He protested, even when I said that it was against the law of this house. He pointed out, quite accurately and fairly, that Daddy and I often eat on the sofa, people always eat on their sofas, even his uncle does! He told me that it wasn't against the law, only really bad things are against the law, like wrecking the whole planet or stealing things or hitting people.
Now how am I supposed to argue with logic like that!