Tonight before Max got his pajamas on, he wanted a drink of milk.
I got a clean sippy cup out of the dishwasher, but I couldn't find a suitable lid anywhere in the kitchen. (and by suitable, I mean NOT bumpy, which is how Max describes the sippy cup lids which he has chewed on)
Finally, I looked in the refrigerator and found a sippy cup from earlier in the day which still had about 1/2" of milk left in it.
"Hey Max" I say "Here's some milk."
He looked at it, turned up his nose and said "No. I need new milk."
I explained to him that this milk was exactly the same age as the milk in the jug, but no, he wanted a new sippy cup with new milk.
I said "I'll just fill it up the rest of the way with more milk."
"NO! You not can put that milk in the old milk!"
I opened the lid and showed him "Look, the milk is fine, drink this and I'll fill it up again."
"NO! I NOT NEED THAT MILK! DUMP IT! I NEED NEW MILK!"
I then explained to him that I would not be pouring him any more milk until he drank what was already in the cup.
He gave me a grouchy look.
I put the gallon of milk back in the refrigerator.
"I NEED THE MILK! I NEED THE MILK!!"
I once more told him that all he needed to do was drink the small amount of milk, and I would give him some more.
He lifted the sippy cup to his mouth and said...
"SEE! I NOT CAN DRINK THIS MILK!! IT MAKES SOUNDS!!"
"Max, just drink it."
"IT MAKING SOUNDS! THE MILK IS ALSO MAKING SOUNDS WHEN I TRY AND DRINK IT!
GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! GRRRRRRRRRRR!! GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
I am now unsuccessfully trying to suppress my laughter. (Seriously, you would laugh too if you heard milk growling at your son) This was only making Max be even grouchier.
"No Max, you will not get any more milk until you finish what is in the sippy cup."
He gave me a rather defiant look and said "I need my armpits to drink the milk"
He then picked up the oven mitts that were sitting on the kitchen counter, put them on his hands, then picked up the sippy cup.
"My hot hands are making the milk make sounds. My armpits will make the milk not be noisy."
He then proceeded to drink the milk which was now mysteriously quiet.
He sat the cup down and said "See, my armpits did make the milk quiet."
I poured the sippy cup full of milk and gave it back to him, and asked "What do you mean, your armpits made the milk quiet?"
He held up his hands, still wearing the blue oven mitts and said "SEE! MY ARMPITS!!"
Armpits,................ oven mitts...........
I guess I can see how he got the two mixed up.
Seriously, never a dull moment.................. never a dull moment.