My husband was tested to his limit this weekend.
For three days, The Tackler cranked his super power up to max: his ability to not listen.
It drives CG crazy.
I’m not exactly a fan either, but I am better versed in how many children display such ability.
It tested Mommy Zen on Friday.
Then my husband let me sleep in on Saturday as he took the kids to a playground. I woke up rejuvenated and energetic.
I began Operation Organize House. This meant CG spent more solo time with the children… and by default, The Tackler’s super power.
Many time outs were had.
The Tackler spent much time in second floor exile.
I know it all too well.
It was my Friday.
But because I was seeking Mommy Zen, I tried to roll with it. This meant grabbing the camera to photograph irony.
90% of my son’s time outs are a result of his actions with his sister. Common offenses are snatching, hitting, pushing, or just being mean.
He sits in The Time Out Spot each time.
And half of the time, Lil Diva will do what she’s done since she became mobile: she will join him.
Some of the sweetest, most adorable shots of sibling “love” are taken while The Tackler is in time out for doing something to the same sister he appears to lavish affection upon.
The irony is not lost on me.
I hope his superpower fades a bit over the next few days.
But I’ll have the camera ready, just in case.
What is your favorite ironic photograph? Please share in the comments.
I think my twins exibit this super power often. N most especially. She is totally fearless of the repecussions of said not listening. Its like she will look you dead in the eye, smile and then politely carry on! WTF?
A still has some semblence of recognition that he will get into trouble from his attitude.
I sense a loooong battle coming with my “sweet” little girl. 😉
Oh yeah. I too feel the battle coming on.
To top it off, The Tackler is really trying out this superpower lately. I think he’s turning it off at “school” then saving up the full power for at home.
Trying to stay all Mommy Zen throughout it.
That’s a beautiful picture and a perfect reminder that despite all their tussles, there’s a whole lotta sibling love there! Great memory
Sometimes I wonder about the sibling love, at least from him to her.
But he was really worried about her getting vaccination shots, so maybe there is still hope.
We have the same irony going on at our house. It cracks me up every time the 3 year old is sent to time out for hurting his little sister and she always follows him and joins him in time out. You would think she would take the opportunity to play peacefully by herself for 3 minutes!
I know, right?
Instead Lil Diva typically heads straight for his lap, once she stops crying if she was the victim of the actions that resulted in the time out…
That’s truly a gorgeous picture, Kelly.
My issue now is whenever one is taking a nap, the other gets bored & feels the need to wake the other. It makes for some very cute “grumpy/not-grumpy” photos if the one is faster than I give them credit for.
Oh boy. That would drive me crazy.
And they are so fast. Even faster when you aren’t watching.
OMG that is an adorable picture!!
I’m not a fan of the not listening super power either! It’s been running at our household WAY TOO LONG!
Does the super power ever go away??
Thank you. I love capturing these ironic moments, especially when so sweet.
Irony is especially sweet when a time out can segue into a quote from the Princess Bride.
I’m pretty sure I could somehow insert a Princess Bride quote into every post – it’s just so versatile.
Maybe that will be my hidden Easter egg next week. Spot the PB quote.. Hmmm..