Tuesday, September 16, 2008


For the five minutes or so that I was in the back room getting dressed and Youssef was getting into the shower Lily decided to "help" by baby-sitting Renna. Quite ingenious really to dump out all the "puffs" for her to eat. When I came into the living room Renna was shoveling the treats into her mouth with both hands and I was trying to explain to Lily that she'd given Renna too much. Lily looked guilty and kept repeating "Too much. Too much." over and over and I couldn't help but get a picture of the happy baby feast before picking up most of the puffs and putting them back in the container. Fortunately I'd just vacuumed so the puffs could be saved without much worry. Renna wasn't too thrilled that I took most of her feast away. I think she liked her big sister's technique of babysitting.

It's so hard sometimes not to laugh when I'm trying to explain something to my child.


Heather said...

I know the feeling...of trying not to laugh when you are "sternly" attempting to correct your child. Ha ha ha! We have had a few incidences of that with Josiah too!

Daniel and Natalie said...

I know I'm totally in for it with Evelyn. She LOVES babies and I know she's going to want to "help" as much as possible. What's that saying, "the Lord giveth more grace?"

Youssef Sleiman said...

Helping is good though! You just have to direct them to the really helpful things. Like putting the diapers low enough so they can get a diaper for the baby when you ask them and things like that. ;) One time I asked Lily to give Renna her binky and she held the top of Renna's head and shoved it in her mouth. Renna looked a little shocked, but it worked, and though it wasn't what I meant everyone was happy! :)