Friday, May 25, 2012

Compare and contrast

Okay, I know you aren't supposed to compare your kids to one another, but sometimes the difference in behavior in kids three years apart is particularly striking.


Adriana: Need any help in here?

Me: Actually, yeah. Can you give the onions a quick stir?

Adriana: Sure...looks like they're getting brown kind of fast. Want me to turn the heat down a bit?

Me: Yes, please.

WTF? When did I start letting her mess with the stove? When did she learn to caramelize onions? Whatever, they came out great.


Lyra: [catches my eye, purposely turns water cup upside down over the dinner table] 
Me: Why did you do that?
Lyra: To try to make you cry.
And everyone thinks this one is such a sweetheart! She did say it with a very charming smile.

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