Well, we have reached that age ... the age where you can't really sneak anything by them. It is the end of an era ... a good era. But, I'm sure the beginning of a new one that is just as good!
The other night we were at the kitchen table after dinner. Jackson had been having some ear problems (swimmers ear) and we had to put drops in his ear each morning and night. I had just finished putting the drops in his ear when Addison walked up.
Addison: Mommy, I want to watch you put drops in Jackson's ear.
Me: OK sweetie (and I proceeded to pretend to put the drops in his ear)
Addison: Mommy, why did you pretend it?
Me: Uh ...
Daddy: laughs hysterically
The kids love to play hide and seek. The boys really just like to hide but then tell you where they are. Usually they will hide somewhere (like under their bed) and the minute you walk in the room, they jump out and say "surprise!" Addison is actually quite good at the game. She can stay hidden for a long time and never make a peep. But she never wants to hide alone ... she wants to hide with Mommy.
Tonight, we had a large box in our foyer. The kids wanted to play hide and seek ... all three stated that they wanted to hide in the shower upstairs and wanted Mommy to come find them. On their way upstairs, they noticed the box and decided to hide in it.
Meanwhile, I'm in the living room counting to ten. Jackson starts yelling that they are not ready. I can hear the three of them talking and I can tell that they are in the box together. They are just trying to figure out how to get the box closed. Soon, Addison calls out to me. "Mommy, can you come close the box?"
I said back to her: "Addison, if Mommy closes the box for you, I will know where you are hiding."
Long pause ... you can tell they are processing this information.
And then Addison says to her brothers, "Guys, I think we should hide somewhere else."
And they all get out of the box and head upstairs!