Friday, March 28, 2014

She's been this way since the beginning

Re-reading my post on Addi and the twins got me thinking.   Yes, she's my kid, so I expect a level of humor to be a learned trait both kids will have, along with lyrics to 90s rap songs and the plot line to every Full House episode memorized.  But Addi has always had a quick wit about her, something that must run deeper than just the nurture aspect of child rearing.  It's something that will likely get her in trouble throughout her life but will hopefully be something she can use as a positive in her professional life someday.  Either that, or she can use it to talk her way out of speeding tickets or prison. 

Originally posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Outsmarted Again!
As I have described before, we are constantly working to make Addi a well-behaved, law-abiding citizen. Most days the job is harder than it looks, and today was no exception.

Recently I found out that taking stuff away from Addi works as better punishment than time out (since she thinks time out is hysterical). Not really a novel idea to most, but when you have a kid who rarely likes the same toy two days in a row, it makes it difficult for her to see the consequences (click here for more info). You take away a doll, a spoon is her new best friend.

This morning I was trying to get her dressed and she kept running away, hiding, etc. So, I told her if I had to come upstairs to get her, then Cocoa (her newest bear obsession) would have to stay home with me today while she went to Kim's house.

Well, I had to go upstairs after all and found her hiding under the baby bassinet with Cocoa. I said, "I told you to come downstairs or I would take Cocoa away. You didn't listen, so give him to me," and pointed to Cocoa.

She looked at him and said, "No, this not Cocoa, this Bob."

My kid... the genius.

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