Yes, he takes after me

I was writing. I should have been cutting out paperdolls or giving a puppet show or teaching about the difference between baking soda and baking powder — you know the things good moms do. I was writing, and then I heard something. Actually, I heard nothing and that was the danger. I imagined, when I went to investigate, I was going to find naked dolls hanging from the ceiling in flames or wet toilet paper stuck to the wall framing a colorful mural.

I slowly walked into my son’s room to find my 5-year-old daughter and my 22-month-old son playing chess. I’m not sure who was winning, but my toddler was clapping.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tobeme
    May 21, 2007 @ 11:38:25

    Very nice surprise!

  2. rjlight
    May 21, 2007 @ 12:03:44

    yes, it was!

  3. Lucid
    May 21, 2007 @ 14:54:07

    That is so sweet. I know the silence can be scary because when they are loud and running around you know what they are doing.

    It is a good thing you checked though, because when they are investigating or inventing, that silence comes quickly. I know I had three of my own.

    It was very nice that they were playing so good together 🙂

  4. Dan
    May 21, 2007 @ 17:10:04

    Awesome! I’ll bet they were BOTH winning. At least they were both having fun!

  5. Luisa
    May 22, 2007 @ 04:26:04

    Silence like that in our house usually means someone is eating Nesquik by the handful. What a terrific surprise!

  6. rjlight
    May 22, 2007 @ 11:58:52

    Lucid — it was was nice not to walk in on screaming and fighting!

    Dan — yeah, they didn’t care just having fun!

    Luisa — I don’t think I would like Nesquik dry and in my hand…

  7. Theresa
    Jun 06, 2007 @ 00:46:51

    Quiet at our house usually means the girls have found the chocolate I hide in the pantry….Needless to say, it never lasts very long.

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