Friday, February 11, 2011
This is who/what Alina has doing her dirty work:
His name is Peaco, and he is an Ugly Doll (Brian and Emmy have collections, and they frequently end up scattered throughout the house). Alina loves this one.
I recently asked her to stop touching the baby gate which encloses our family room (she would really like to have full run of the house and loves to let us know by shaking the gate). I had to ask her several times to step away from the baby gate, and to please not touch the gate. She walked away. Great, I thought. She understood me and it worked.
I began to return to the sink to finish up the morning's dishes, when I caught her out of the corner of my eye, holding Peaco and walking back toward the gate.
I asked again, Alina...PLEASE don't touch the gate.
That little stinker, she held out Peaco's hand and had HIM touch the gate, while looking me square in the eyes with a sly grin. How-bout-them-apples, mama? She's such a rascal sometimes. Pretty smart, too ;).
**I can't call her a troublemaker without also saying that she is as sweet as they come. Proof: