Wednesday, January 28, 2009

She's Getting Good

Our usual bedtime routine w/the bilateral child:
"Night, night, give me your processors." She hands over one trying to trick me into letting her keep the other. I respond w/the usual "I need the other one also." "But I don't have the other one." I come back with "But you heard me say that, so I know you have it, now give it up," and she'll hand it over.
Tonight's routine went exactly the same as every night until you get to the "But, I don't have the other one." I said "Brook, I need to charge your battery, give it up." Being very slick she slides the coil of the processor she just removed back up to her head and says "what did you say, I didn't hear you." I repeat "I need to charge your battery give me both processors." Then she gives me "but I told you I only have one on!" I ignore her and take the one she's willing to give me and continue getting her situated for into bed. I say when she's not looking, "I love you," and she looks up w/a "I love you too." I smile and again she's caught, and reluctantly hands it over. Night night.

8 comments:

leahlefler said...

You've got another smart one, there! Maybe one day, CI batteries will last a week or so instead of only a day!

Laura's medical journey said...

awww thats cute! :)

Bright Family said...

You are so tricky. That's cute! Your kids are such little smarties!

Hope all is well!

K.L. said...

There were a couple of years when my daughter was a preschooler, where it was easier just to let her fall asleep with her processor on, then take it off after she fell asleep. She never complained in the morning, so she had to know we took it off, but it took a number of years before she was comfortable going to sleep with it off.

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it...we never let our kids lie to us about anything. Sometimes that meant not asking questions that we could not verify, but that is another issue. Lying *always* resulted in punishment, independent of any consequences for the matter we were asking about. We simply could not tolerate being lied to, not with four to keep up with.
It simply was far easier to extinguish lying behavior while the kids were small than to have to deal with lying when the kids were teens.


David

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

if i ever have a girl I'm naming her Brook. It is my new favorite girl name...

Connor's Mom said...

Hi Val! I'm a lurker on your site-- found it through Deaf Village. What a smart cookie Brooke is! Sounds like you've got a great bedtime game going. Wonder what she'll come up with next?

~Jess

susannah said...

love this. what a great story. :)