So, G got in trouble today for causing his little brother distress. I sent him off to ‘time-out’ and waited a few minutes before interrogating him.
Now, for a newly-4 year old, he is remarkably skilled at ‘working the system.’ If he senses he’s really in trouble, he pulls out all the stops – some very sweet face patting, and deep gazing into my eyes, while clucking ‘I’m so sorry’ in a very sincere voice.
Today must have been one of those days, as he patted my cheeks with his little hands and tried very hard to produce a sincerely sorry expression, while I tried very hard not to laugh at all the acting going on. I was waiting for the ‘I’m so sorry’ bit, but all I got was this:
‘Oh mama……I want a sister.’