Monday, August 21, 2006
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!
Posted by Jacinda at 8/21/2006 10:43:00 AM