Friday, April 25, 2008

Selective Hearing

We here at Steingruebl World Enterprises have been experiencing a bit of a tricky spell. Every instruction given to our youngest associate is met with an immediate, "Why?!" Clearly, Elise's powers of concentration have improved dramatically as she no longer really falls for the whole "distract and redirect" routine that has worked so well for us for so long. The trip upstairs for shower time tonight was one for the record books.

Daddy: "Elise please go up the stairs now."
Elise: "Why?!"
Daddy: "Please go up the stairs now."
Elise: "No!"
Daddy: "Elise! Walk up the stairs now!"
Elise: "I can't hear you, Daddy. Please say it louder."
Daddy: "Elise, up the stairs NOW."
Elise: "I can't hear you, I've got a banana in my ear."
Daddy: (can't help smiling)
Elise: (Laughs) "Now we're having fun again!"

This one's for you, Grandpa Karl. Put a smile on your nose.

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