More than one way to skin a cat

11 May

Is that the right saying?  You get the picture though.  I firmly believe that with the exception of very few things (salvation springs to mind…), there is more than one way to do just about everything.  Apparently this is a fact that presents itself to small children earlier in life than I previously gave it credit for.  Bronwyn hasn’t learned to lie yet, so when she is handed a verdict she doesn’t like, she must use some creativity to appeal.

On Sunday, we went to Madison’s 4th birthday party.  For the record, in 2010, Bronwyn and Madison are BFFs.  They are even on the same soccer team this summer.  Go Fireballs!

I digress.  So, in true birthday party fashion, the girls went home with loot bags.  They each devoured a piece of candy that night and I promised they could have another after breakfast the next morning.  They woke up with the word “candy” on their lips, and the taste of candy on their tongues.  After the promised treat, it wasn’t long before impassioned pleas of “just one more piece” rang through the house.  I quickly seized the contraband and declared the morning a “no more candy” morning.  They pouted, they sulked, they whined, and they cried.  And then they got creative.

They both disappeared into their bedroom, and I could hear giggling and rustling.  Soon I see the two of them, decked out in their dress-up clothes, sidle up to the kitchen doorway.  Plastic shoes that are sizes too big, capes, hats, a fur stole.  Fake pearls, tutus, and magic wands round out the ensemble.

“Trick or Treat” they yell, and burst into more giggles.  “We dressed up, you have to give us candy” Bronwyn declares.

Hmmm, those are the rules…!


7 Responses to “More than one way to skin a cat”

  1. amanda May 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Oh my goodness, that is not only priceless, that’s pretty ingenious too!

  2. Erin May 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    Ahaha! GENIUS! You must admit that they are very clever…I assume they get that from their mother, sorry Bruce.

    So did you give them candy?

  3. Lulu May 11, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant! Hope my kids don’t figure that one out too soon.

  4. Julie May 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Yes, they got candy, and then they went back and dressed up in new costumes and tried again. Luckily I ran out of chocolate, or that could have gone on all day!!

  5. Natalie May 11, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    So clever!…a high not just from sugar:) What a joy:) with everyone’s “hands full”.

  6. Erin May 11, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    I can’t wait till they are teenages to see the stuff they will come up with. You, my dear friend, are in trouble! lol…I know my turn will come.

    And outta curiosity, what did happen with Bruce and the ice?

  7. Karolyn May 20, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    What smart and creative girls!! Lol, I’m with Erin – can’t wait to see how they’re going to get creative in the future!

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