Friday, June 25, 2010

Working the System

Moms like to teach their kids to throw their trash away.  It's just something everyone needs to learn, right?
Yesterday Mya finished up some fruit snacks (aka Toddler Crack) and ran into my bathroom where I was getting ready and handed me the empty bag.  I told her to go throw it away.  She ran off, and I didn't think anything more of it.  Later, in the kitchen, I used a tissue to wipe her runny nose.  Once again, I handed her the tissue and asked her to throw it away.
Instead of taking 2 steps to the right to throw it in the kitchen garbage, she ran down the hall.  I then hear Lo say "Oh, thank you" and then LAUREN ran into the kitchen and threw the dirty tissue away.
I gave Mya another tissue later and the same thing happened.
Mya has somehow worked it so that Lo is throwing away her trash.
She will run, garbage in hand, all around the house until she finds her.  And Lauren does it with a smile on her face and a "thank you".
This kid is way too smart for her own good.
How'd she figure that one out?  And why is Lo going along with it?  This goes against everything I've known about the sibling heirarchy.  The younger serves the elder.  That's just the way it is!
The funniest thing is that Lo is more than happy to do it for her.  Oh well, the trash gets thrown away, what do I care?
p.s.  how cute is this kid?

And here's a little sneak peak of Bryan's latest project.
He.  Is.  Amazing.
This was taken the first day - it's almost done now.  I just want the reveal to be super dramatic.


Carrie Medford said...

That is too funny. At least Lauren is so polite. You're raising your girls right. And, what an amazing project for Bryan! You are a lucky girl! And those girls have a great daddy!

Jennie-O said...

oooh, I can't wait to see the finished project. Also, i think it's hilarious that mya takes her trash to Lo to throw away :) horma

j. said...

way to go b! that's my kind of woman! she obviously refuses to play by the rules. me too.

rock on, mya, this kind of behavior will get you far in life! hehe :)

Lindsay said...

Awesome project!

What the Mya?! Haha! What a funny girl. I love that Lo thinks it's a priveledge. Silly girls! At least their getting along about work I guess. That's hilarious.

Excited to see you tomorrow!!

The Byers Family said...

I find it interesting that Lo is happy to do it, she just must not realize yet that Mya isn't a baby and can do it herself, when she realizes that you'll get a snotty "throw it away yourself" and then a screaming match will ensue... good luck!