|Lydie with Marley, the oldest Mastiff at Heartline|
Sometime in the last year Lydia began a pattern of being totally contrary to anything we say, no matter how benign. It's become a game now. The other day as we rode in the car she disagreed with me and I dryly said, "Well Lydia, I guess I forgot you know everything." She said, "I don't know everything, mom!" We continued to chat. I waited a few minutes and said, "Well, you don't know everything." Her reply, "Yes I do!" And so it goes. Like that. All the time.
If everyone loves the dinner, she pulls her nose up. If everyone wants cupcakes, she wants brownies. If everyone wants to watch a cartoon, she'll request a documentary. When everyone is entertained, she's bored.
The last few days have produced a few memorable quotes.
- Troy was straightening up and getting ready to answer a few emails when Lydia said, "Daddy, Can you stay here still? Stay here and stare at me." Troy complied for a time, literally staring at her while she watched TV. The moment he looked down at his phone she noticed and said, "Daaaaaddddy. Stare.at.me."
- I made cupcakes. After Isaac finished his he said, "Thanks Mom for the delicious cupcake." Lydia said, "You can thank me too because I mostly made that frosting." (she stirred it)
- Last night at bedtime as I tucked her in, she lamented, "WHHYYYY does it always have to go -daytime - nighttime - daytime - nighttime like this???? I want it to go more daytime."
|Phoebe, the *most* patient big sister in the world|