Monday, August 21, 2006

lollipop anyone?

I have to keep reminding myself that Katie is not Gracie. Both of the girls have been enamored with the goody bag they each got at a birthday party Saturday because it had quite a bit of candy in it.

This morning I was washing dishes and Katie was sitting on the couch in the living room. I thought she was playing with Polly Pockets. I heard her cough, kind of like she choked, so I went to check on her. She doesn't usually put the small pieces in her mouth but you just never know. I asked her if she was okay and she nodded yes. I walked over to her because she had a guilty look on her face and I just felt like taking time out for a hug anyway.

When I got to her, I noticed that she had all of the candy spread around her. She had not 1, not 2, but 3 lollipops opened and had quite a blue mouth as even more evidence of what she'd been doing! This was one of those times when I probably should have punished her immediately but instead I grabbed the camera to record the moment then rather gently told her she had to have permission before she ate suckers while I washed her sticky hands & face. In other words, she pretty much got away with it although I did throw away the suckers!

How is this not like Gracie? To this day, Gracie probably wouldn't open up 1 lollipop, let alone 3, and eat them without getting permission. Just goes to show yet again that my 2 girls are equally precious but oh so different!


Alissa said...

That is so funny. My children have asked for candy for breakfast every day since they got those bags! It is so funny, cause Aidan will taste all these "new to him" candies, not like them, and Alora will gladly finish them off for him! They are different, these children of ours.

Rachel said...

Children as so different. People with only one child don't have any concept of how different they can be. Unfortunately all of mine are the kind that would love to get ahold of some candy, well maybe Caleb will be the exception ^_~

jettybetty said...

Too funny!!!

Children are soooo different! That's part of what makes them each so wonderful!!!