Sunday, September 27, 2009

Addie The Enforcer

We have known for a while now that Addie is... headstrong. She already has definite ideas about the way things are supposed to work and has no problem making them known. For instance, our kids are not allowed to touch the security system. Whenever one of them touches the buttons it's an automatic time-out. That doesn't stop them from trying though.
Yesterday afternoon I'm in the kitchen and hear the beeping of the alarm followed by, "No! no l'am. Tahm out! Tahm out!" I come around the corner and sure enough Gabe is standing on the chair looking guilty and Addie is next to him wagging her finger. Literally. I took Gabe over to the corner and sat him down for his two minutes. I stepped back and nearly tripped over Addie who decided to make it her job to be sure this time out was strictly followed. She initially came and sat right in front of him (I pulled her back to the stairs) and eyed him closely. He leaned forward to scoot and she jumped forward, wagged the finger, repeated "No, no. Tahm out. TAHM OUT!" and reached toward him to push him back on his rear. I was able to get her to go in the living room while he finished his sentence, but boy was it hard to keep from laughing. Of course she conveniently forgot her own rules when she touched the alarm 30 minutes later. Of course.

6 comments:

mell said...

heeheehee!!! it must be hard to enforce rules when you're trying to keep from laughing. :)

Amy said...

I can just hear her! What mell said!

Just out of curiosity, how do you do your timeouts? I mean the kids' timeouts? Heh.

Margaret said...

Oh man, that child is the boss of everyone. Hee! I can just see the chubby little finger wagging...

Jen said...

Ha! How does Gabe take this bossing from Addie? Does he put up with it meekly, or does he dish it out in return when Her Highness takes the time-out seat herself?

Karen said...

Gabe didn't show any annoyance, he didn't really respond. It seems more like he just ignores her.
And yes, she is b-o-s-s-y. Gabe can be a little demanding, too, but he's so sweet about it.
I was taking a sip of my drink and Gabe comes up, "Sip? Sip?"
"No sweetie, you have milk."
"Mommy...? share."
*sigh* "ok... one sip."

Margaret said...

Yeah, mommy -- didn't you learn anything about *sharing*? Hee!