Yesterday, AJ and I went to run a couple of errands. Since he had been sick and the weather was nice, it sounded like a good idea. We went to ToysRUs/BabiesRUs to get something for Aric. As we were in the checkout line, he mentioned something about cars.
"Yes, AJ we're going to Mommy's car."
Obviously, he was NOT referring to that. Fortunately, he doesn't ask for toys or snacks very often when we're out. But, the boy has a superior memory. We've gone to that particular store ONCE. It was when I was still pregnant with Aric. It's been at least 8 months or so. Apparently, he remembered that he can get cars there.
I paid for my items and took him outside. I lifted him out of the shopping cart and tried to walk him to my car. He insisted on the cars INSIDE THE STORE. He politely guided me back into the store.
"You want Mommy to buy you a car?" I asked.
"Yes." says AJ.
We go to a display in the aisle to pick out a pack of cars. And, he's happy as a lark. We go back to the check out and he pays the cashier.
"Thank you!" says AJ to the cashier and he walks out (with me of course) with his vehicles.
Fast forward to today...
AJ left his cars in the back seat yesterday. He noticed them and carried them inside the house. Aaron sees them in his hand.
"AJ, where did you get those cars from?" Aaron asks.
"The store." AJ states.
"BabiesRUs." he adds. Ya'll...Yes, I said YA'LL...my mouth DROPPED!!! Aaron mouthed silently, "Did he just say that?" I walked away. First of all, I can't believe he said it so clearly. Lastly, he ratted me out.
Lesson learned: Do not go anywhere, do or say anything with a toddler that should be a "secret".