Already Outsmarting Us


So this morning the MOTG (Mother of the Gremlin), and the Gremlin decided they needed chocolate and went to Dunkin’ Donuts. The MOTG ordered a chocolate donut and the Gremlin ordered a regular donut with chocolate frosting. Needless to say, he was so good on the way home that he was awarded his donut early, and finished it before they made it into the apartment.

I should explain that we live up 3 flights of stairs, and no matter what time of year it is, everyone is always sweating by the time they get all the way up the stairs. So the MOTG puts the Dunkin’ Donuts down on the window sill by the couch and goes into the kitchen to get milk, a towel, and various other Gremlin-related cleaning/feeding items.

“Hi Mommy!” She looked down to see the dark little face staring up at her.
“Wow, I didn’t think you had that much chocolate on your face before.”
“Mommy, I need to show you something!” He took her by the hand and started pulling her into his room.
“Buddy, I need to get you cleaned up and settled so I can sit down and relax.”
“No, Mommy! I need to show you something now!” And he pulled her into his room and sat the MOTG by his train tracks.
“Okay, Momma. Wait right there.”

So the MOTG waited. And waited. And waited. After a few minutes she realized the Gremlin had closed the door when he left, so she scooted over and cracked it open. This was just in time to see the Gremlin stuff the last bite of her donut in his face.

“Hghf, Mgrhfmma!”

The look of shock on the MOTG’s face must have said it all, because the Gremlin spit out the half-chewed bite.

“Mfg, sorry Momma! I share with you.” After the chocolate-stained hands and face of the the Gremlin had been cleaned, the MOTG sat on the couch and started trying to regain her composure. The Gremlin walked himself out of the bathroom and sat down in time out. Even after his mother called for him to come over, he stood up, went into her purse, picked out a $10 and came back over.

“Here you go, Momma, we can go back to Dunkin’ Donuts!”