Before book and bed at night, Sass watches a cartoon. Sometimes it's Jake and the Neverland Pirates, sometimes it's *shudder* Bubble Guppies, but most of the time it is Octonauts (But never the Whale Shark ones. Sass is TERRIFIED of the Whale Shark ones.). Hubbs and I usually use this time to begin the vegging and play on our phones. (There are only so many times one can watch "The Snot Sea Cucumber" or "The Comb-toothed Blenny".) It's been a great tool in "Calm Yourself, Monkey Boy" time and sets him up nicely for a pee, a book, and bed. That is, until...
Me: "Okay, buddy. Octonauts is over. Time to go upstairs."
Sass: "Just one more? One more Octonauts? Please?"
Me: "Nope... you know the drill. Let's go."
Sass: "Hold on, Mommy. I want to ask Daddy someding."
Me: "He's going to tell you the same thing, buddy."
Sass: *already squirming into Daddy's lap* "Come here Daddy. I want to tewl you someding secret." *places a hand on either side of Daddy's face and turns to whisper in his ear*
Except he doesn't whisper. He licks all the way up the side of Dad's poor, old noggin. Chin. Ear. Hair. All of it. And so quickly, all Hubbs had time to do is looked shocked and gag a little. Sass and I then proceeded to laugh like maniacs for about 3 minutes while Dad digs the drool out of his ear.
The thing is, this hasn't just happened once or even just twice. It has happened 3 or 4 times. Sass varies his approach and waits for days before trying it again. He's crafty. And scary. After his guerrilla-tongue attack, Hubbs lamented, "But I was going to get HIM this time!".
My little man is growing up and plotting like a big boy.
*blows nose loudly*
I took this photo right after his sneak attack. Just look at that sweet little face so filled with self-satisfaction... *sigh*