Apr 12 2007


Cole is becoming a dictator.

Even when he was little(r), we noticed the signs. He’s a powerful and charismatic orator. He shouts, leans in, and gesticulates both pointedly and wildly. We thought for a while that he might become a politician (especially when we couldn’t understand what he said) or a preacher.

But there are now signs that he is, instead, destined to become a powerful (but well loved) dictator. He has crazy hair. He hits the bottle hard. He has a great sense of humor and loves a belly laugh. He’s very whiny. These are things that today’s politicians and preachers can’t get away with.

But the real reason we’re becoming afraid is that he has taken to shouting “NONONONONONO!” to everyone and everything. For example: Mama- “would you like a morning snack?” Cole- “NONONONONONONO!” (while grabbing for said snack). And yesterday at school he was directing the other kids, telling them what they could and couldn’t do. He even told a kid “NO” when the other kid was trying to open a toy box to get out a toy. He looked the boy in the eye and pushed the box closed again. A much older boy, too.

I know what you’re thinking- he’s just a typical toddler. Right? But what if you’re wrong? With his will and size and strength (not to mention propensity for crying when he doesn’t get his way), we should all be very, very afraid.

(I know the dictator thing is a stretch. Cut me a little slack.)


  • By sunShine, April 13, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    A dictator? He does show all the signs, even at this early age!

  • By em, April 13, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

    I think we should all be very concerned. I, too felt his wrath. However, if he dictates that everyone should have free cookies and milk for life, I think we’re cool.

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