Friday, May 22, 2009

Max freaks out

Several months ago we went to the store and when we got there, Max wouldn't get out of the car.
It didn't matter what we did, he held on tightly to his carseat and refused to let go.
I have to admit that it was kind of funny at first, but after a few minutes, I was growing tired of the game, and told Max that he needed to get out of the car NOW!

He looked at me calmly and said "Before I get out of the car I need to say lee............. lee."

Then he climbed out of the car.

Several nights ago after Max had his bath, he was refusing to get his pajamas on. He was laying on his bedroom floor in his bathrobe and was very adamant about NOT getting dressed.

"I not getting dressed! I not getting my pajamas on!"

I explained to him that I was very tired and needed to go to sleep but he needed to go to bed first and to do that, he needed his pajamas on.


Aaron came into the room to see what was going on. He was already in his pajamas and told Max that he needed to get his on too.

"No! I not need to get my pajamas on now. First I need to say lee"

Then we sat there and waited for him to say lee but he never did.

Aaron asked "What did you need to say to get your pajamas on?"

Max replied "Lee."

Aaron: "Hey, you just said lee, now you can get dressed!"
Max: "I not did say lee!"
Aaron: "You just said it again!"
Max: "NO! I not did say lee! I need to say lee before I get dressed and I not did say lee!"
Aaron: "Dude, you said it like three times."
Aaron: "Four, five, six seven.............."

I finally wrestled his screaming, wiggly little body into his Lightning Mcqueen pajamas, then went into the other room.
Two minutes later, Max walks in without a stitch of clothing on.

"I NOT. DID. SAY. LEE!!................LEE!!"

Then he went and put his pajamas back on.

Edited to add: We have NO idea what "lee" means or where he got this word and why he needs to say it before doing anything.

I just put up a poll on my sidebar. Please vote.
(but only if you are not one of my kids)


Kristina P. said...

What exactly is Lee? Are you sure he wasn't trying to say Kristina?

Jessica said...

That was my question too. What or who is lee?

utmomof 5 said...

Seriously that boy is the best inspration for blogging material EVER!!!

Valerie said...

Has he been watching Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail? Maybe he's one of the Knights that say 'Nee', just mispronouncing it.

rocslinger said...

Too funny, maybe you should make it your special family yell of triumph. Its a little easier on the ears than YOMP.

Karen said...

Aren't kids weird?

Melissa said...

lee.......too funny. I see Max providing a very enlightening and amusing next several years!

MommyJ said...

oh that's hilarious. my henry says ba-bush. All the time. We have no idea what it means either.

Bonnie the Boss said...

He is so exacting! It cracks me up! And there is no way around him.... it's max's way or the highway.

Busty LaRue said...

That is so funny! I can't believe he took the time to take off his clothes just so he could say Lee and then put them back on! Kids are so cute....sometimes.

rychelle said...

i love valerie's reasoning behind this. that must be it!

b. said...

I ken leeeee, du leebudeebu doutchoo...I ken LeeeeIs that what he meant?

This story is hilarious!!
I still love Max.

Alison Wonderland said...

Oh the childhood OCD. so fun! my sister's daughter had this sniffing thing she "had" to do for a while. my sister asked her once what would happen if she didn't do it. she said "I don't know, die I guess".
Maybe you should just wait for him to say lee.

PS there's hope, she got over it.

Jo said...

Max is crazy. But funny. What a nut. Like his mom. And his brother.

Jessica G. said...

I love me some Max-isms!
(and the more frustrating they are, the more fodder they will provide for teasing when Max gets older...)