She's absolutely adorable. No doubt about it. And she's actually incredibly smart to boot, but hides it very well. In fact, sometimes she acts downright...well...blonde.
Sister has always been easily distracted. As a temperamental toddler, I could always divert her attention whenever I sensed a meltdown coming on.
And sometimes, it still works.
Last night I promised the kids I would make them hot chocolate for breakfast this morning. Sister did not forget.
"Hey, Mom! Let's have hot chocolate this morning!" she says, her voice getting that squeaky-like quality it gets when she becomes excited.
"Great idea!" I say, mimicking her excitement.
We head to the kitchen to get started and she has a brilliant plan. "Let's have snacks with our hot chocolate!!"
"Like what?" I ask.
"Cookies!" comes the reply, increasing in excitement and pitch.
Cookies for breakfast. That is a brilliant plan.
"No!" I answer, still matching her giddiness.
"How about Candy??!!" she says, acting as though she has just stumbled upon a miracle cure for cancer.
See what I mean? Genius.
"No!" is my jubilant answer. "How about CHEERIOS?!" I ask with zeal and fervor, clapping my hands for affect.
"YEAH!" she shouts, jumping up and down like I've just handed her the keys to Toys R Us.
Sometimes it's just too easy.