Fifi is a quick learner. She learns everything she does from Toddler Boy. Toddler Boy is the master of Scams. Yesterday he was very tired so we put him to sleep for the afternoon. There was a lot of crying, thrashing and wailing. The hubby was dispatched to the front line. Toddler boy was sitting on his bed smirking and making crying ‘noises’. His pillow was soaking wet. He was asked why his pillow was wet. “…me, tip water on it so you think me cry”. You can’t argue with that really.
Anyhow, Fifi has also has a few scams which are completely her own. One involves food. Shes not picky at all, she just likes quantity. She has realised that by demanding another member of the family’s plate/ bowl she can also get free rein over their food. So she very quickly gets a bowl, adds her food to it and jumbles everything around. Another little scam, if she doesn’t particularly fancy her dinner is to do that, then refuse to eat until she gets what else she wants. Usually a banana.
Mummy has a new scam herself. She calmly announces she is ‘just going to get a drink’. She goes to the fridge and eats as much chocolate as is possible in the few seconds before her absence is investigated and calmly returns to the room.