Monday, January 16, 2006

Outsmarted - Updated

What does it mean when your 19 month old daughter shows you who's boss?

Round 1:

Darcy was done her bath, but she likes to splash around before we take her out, so she was splishing and splashing away. We told her that it was time to get out, but she told us, "No," and kept splashing. So I pulled the plug to see if the empty tub would convince her that it was actually time go get out. She didn't seem to notice at first. Then, with about a quarter of the water left, she just reached up and took the plug and put it back in the drain. She didn't even hesitate, it was like she'd done that a million times before. Sue burst out laughing. I was slightly less impressed. That girl is one little monkey.


Round 2:

As Sue commented, Darcy outsmarted me once again last night. This time, thinking I was smarter than a 19 month old child, I hid the plug and she took her toy froggie and jammed it into the drain, stopping the water to a slight trickle. Darcy 2, Daddy 0.


ShortstoP said...

That is so cute! Cheeky, but cute!

Stef said...

Heh - you show 'em who's boss, Darcy!

Darcy's Mama said...

This became even funnier last night after Nick hid the plus when he took it out of the tub. She still had her toy frog in her hand, so when the water had gone down below her level of satisfaction, then she used the frog to plug up the drain. I almost fell over, I was laughing so hard.

She knows what she wants and she's going to find a way to make it happen!

Darcy's Mama said...

I meant that Nick hid the plug.

Stef said...

Apparently Darcy has already learnt "It's all about Me".

Why said...

This is just the beginning, Nick.