Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Scarlett do"

Scarlett's independence has skyrocketed in the last week. "Scarlett do" is currently her favorite motto. This little girl wants to do everything solo. She wants to take her own coat off. She wants to put her own toys away. She wants to climb into her own booster seat. She wants to put her own shoes on. After she has asserted the infamous phrase, "Scarlett do," here is a list of things you should NOT do...at all. Trust me, it's for your own safety.
After hearing "Scarlett do," do not...
1) do not look at Scarlett.

2) do not touch Scarlett in any way.

3) do not even think about looking at her or touching her in any way - at this point in time she can read your mind.

4) do not, I repeat DO NOT, help her. Even if she asks for help. Even if her arms are stuck in her coat, pinned behind her like a straight jacket and she says, "help," clear as a bell. Do not help her. When she said "help," she simply had a temporary lapse of reason and did not at all mean that you should help her at that given moment. And you should have known this.

Following these rules will insure your safety...and your sanity. Trust me.


Pokolodi said...

I'm scared...

Pokolodi said...

By the way, I just read this again (after reading the hair post) and I have to say, Carson doesn't insist on doing these things because he doesn't have an option. I have become so lazy that I just let him walk around the house for like an hour with his coat on until he unzips it and takes the thing off himself. And I may or may not nag him about not hanging it on the coat hook.

Am I a bad mother...? Don't answer that.