Friday, October 2, 2009

The Art of Manipulation

As parents we are constantly teaching our children. But sometimes they teach us a thing or two.

Take the following for example.

Alex was happily riding a push bike throughout the house.

Lucas: "Miss, you don't want that old broken down race car. Come upstairs. I have a surprise for you. (They go upstairs) Look a fancy new race car. You can drive this fancy one and I will drive that old broken down one."


The funny part is, all he probably had to do was ask and she would have traded him.

When I told Eric about this, he said "Ahh the Emmy side in him"

Hmmm... well I guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
Who is teaching who??


  1. My son is always teaching me new things. Especialy how to talk. lol I never though I'd be old enough to not understand or get what kids are saying these days.

    I mean "oh Snap" seems to be his favorite thing to say.

  2. Peaceful problem solving. I wish that's the side of me I saw coming out in my kids :)

  3. I try so hard to hide my faults from my children. Despite my best efforts they see through me.

    So true. So true.

  4. Pretty funny. And a good story!

  5. How funny. Kristin used to say to Emily, "Do you want to watch Sleeping Beauty?" and Emily would happily say yes. I would set it up for them, only to have Kristin go upstairs to play or outside. Ahahaha. Stinker.


    lol very cute Emmy

  7. Isn't that the truth! My 2yr old grandson is forever teaching me new things - the most important is finding my inner child. We just play and play and play - something I didn't do w/his dad, unfortunately.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. BTW, love your pumpkin glasses. I've been painting wine glasses all summer for an art festival in Folsom. Oh yeah, where are you in Calif? Northern? I'm in Fair Oaks. Nice to meet a fellow blogger from Calif.

  8. That is a sweet story, thank you for sharing and also for visiting my blog. Your family is beautiful.

  9. Kids are smarter than we sometimes give them credit for. Little sponges that they are pick up on everything!

  10. I love the photo! And they do learn so much from us .... both good and bad!

  11. Kids usually have a way of teaching us more then we teach them. I tell my students every June that I probably learned more from them. They think I'm crazy now, but they'll get it someday.