I was getting the kids in the car this morning and I had Miles all buckled in and Harrison was getting himself buckled in. "No mom, I CAN DO IT. GEEZ!" It was like he was emotionally hurt that I thought he couldn't handle the situation.
I went around the car and started getting Bennett all buckled in. Here's the conversation that follows:
Harrison: "Well, I see Will's not here today."
Harrison: "He must not be feeling well. Remember that fever he had yesterday? Poor guy."
Me: shaking my head and biting my lip so not to laugh - "Yeah, I hope he feels better."
Harrison: "Me too. I don't want Bennett to be lonely while I'm at school with all my friends. But Miles is here and he LOVES Miles."
Me: smiling "Yes, I think they will have..."
Harrison: interrupting "MOM - I can't get this buckled! Can you PLEASE just help me?"
At this point there may have been strong words coming from me so I will spare you all the details that follow. It was nice that he said please though wasn't it?