Don’t Look Over Here

Hula Girl. Oh, Hula Girl. What a funny little person!

She is honest beyond reason. She no longer lies to me, declaring, “I’m not,” when I am watching her do something I’ve asked her not to do. No, she’s moved on to “Don’t look over here. I don’t want you to see what I am doing.”

Yesterday, I was reading her a book on the couch in the living room and she declared that she needed to go potty. The downstairs of our house is situated with the living room, dining room, kitchen, and two hallways framing the staircase and under-the-stairs storage closet. Does that make sense? Anyway, from the living room, one cannot glimpse the front hallway, where the restroom is found. I heard Hula Girl finish her business, but she didn’t return to the couch. I gave her a few seconds, and then I said, “[Hula Girl], what are you doing?”

“I don’t want you to come over here and see what I am doing.”

“Uh-oh. That means I need to come see what you are doing.”

“I don’t want you to see that I am getting into the diaper bag.”

“You’re getting into the diaper bag?”

“Yes, I am getting into the diaper bag. But I don’t want you to come see that I am getting into the diaper bag.”

🙂

Some other things she doesn’t want me and Jonathan to see are things like picking her nose, biting her nails, touching the computer, opening the kitchen drawers, or taking the ornaments off the family tree. But I love that she always tells me exactly what she is doing so I can decide on a course of action before I “catch” her in the act. Most often, she tells me, “I am going to make a better choice,” and then she abandons whatever she was up to before I can even get there. That’s my girl.

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8 Comments

  1. kristypowers said,

    November 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I am laughing so hard over here. I swear I have said that exact same phrase: “Uh-oh, that means I need to come see what you are doing.” 🙂 She is such a great gal.

    I used to love how Xander got when he was up to no good. He didn’t say anything, but he would stare at me from wherever he was and I could just feel those little eyeballs boring into me. Then I knew to go take a look.

    • November 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Haha, being all sly didn’t get him anywhere!

      • kristypowers said,

        November 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Yeah, he needs practice being sly. My dear amazing awesome Xander is a straightforward being. Not sure that he would have measured up as one of the smart ones according to the Nurture Shock research. 😉

      • November 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        Good thing lying isn’t the only indicator!

      • kristypowers said,

        November 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

        *laughing*

  2. Courteney said,

    November 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Gage says the same thing to me (usually in the bathroom), but he also lies. Then he lies about his lie by saying “I’m not lying”. He can be a complicated code to break.

    • November 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Haha! I read a book recently (NurtureShock) that talked about kids and lying. The author mentions that kids who are better liars are smarter. Gage is just proving his stuff! 😉

      • Courteney said,

        November 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

        He is really smart.


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