My babies have turned 2 and all of a sudden they seem so grown up. I have really been observing them lately and how different Sparky and The Boy are form one other despite being twins. THE BOY is much more like his older sister MJ, they both like quiet mornings, have an extremely particular sort of OCD streak to them and are both very emotional and sensitive. SPARKY on the other hand, well she’s fireball in the mornings, could care less how messy the world gets and thrives off of stealing her brother and sisters things just to see them freak out and scream! It is no surprise then that this week, she started eating lemons and shoplifting.
The lemon eating was funny at first. I thought I would give her a taste, because most kids seem to want to try a lemon at some point. So I gave her a piece and her brother a piece. THE BOY reacted just as expected, he made a sour face while he tried desperately to wipe the taste off of his tongue. But SPARKY, she threw her head back, pursed her lips together in a joyful, smug smile and said “mmmmmmmmmm”, and we haven’t looked back. Every morning she runs to the counter and demands her lemon fix and the fun has stopped as I am not one to be fond of my children barking orders at me, especially at 6am…..the girl is weird!
The shoplifting really shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as I said earlier SPARKY loves stealing things from her siblings and gets great joy from it, but she also loves Dora and I now know she will stop at nothing when it comes to getting her hands on Dora merchandise. We went to the mall with Gramma the other day and and as we were walking down the hall we lost site of her for one second, and I mean a milli second. But before we even had time to panic, we heard her high pitch squeals of joy as she yelled “DORA, DORA”!!! We turned around to see her as she came running out of a store yelling and carrying, more like hugging, a Dora suitcase. In my moment of ‘thank god’ there she is relief and the second it took me to realize she had just stolen this right out of a store, I managed to get a picture, just like any good mom would do in this situation. I then looked around waiting for mall security to tackle my 2 year old, but none were in site. We quickly pulled her screaming and crying back into the store as we were trying to pry the suitcase out of her hands and return it. The sales lady was astonished, she did not even see or hear her as she carried out her criminal act! Everything turned out fine, she did not get arrested and my Mom and I tried hard not to laugh about it all because that would send the wrong message to SPARKY, and we wouldn’t want to do that, it would be irresponsible parenting