Don’t shoot the messenger

Babess is at that great age-and-stage where she both remembers short messages and enjoys carrying them for us.  “Daddy, you wanna coffee?” or “Mummy, here your phone for you”, or “Hey kids, time for morning tea!” – quite handy, really.

Pearl has also discovered the usefulness of this.  I was in the kitchen, the kids  playing in the lounge, and suddenly Babess appeared at my side: “Mummy, can we turn da teebee on?”

“No,” I said, and she beamed.  She scampered back into the lounge and I heard her relay, “Mummy said no” – quite happily.  Pearl spoke to her, then she reappeared beside me.  “What can we do, Mummy?”

“You can help Pearl tidy her room,” I suggested.  Again she beamed, and returned to enthusiastically relay her news.  Funnily enough, it wasn’t received with as much pleasure as it was delivered.

I’m sure this will encourage Pearl to develop better skills in subterfuge and manipulation.

© UpsideBackwards 2011.

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2 Responses to “Don’t shoot the messenger”

  1. Marita Says:

    Love it. Annie always sends Heidi to ask for things that she knows are out of bounds / not allowed. Cheeky. I like your solution 😀

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