I was innocently, or at least unsuspectingly washing dishes. The girls were playing outside. Lucy came in to finish preparing the “tea” for her tea party in the back yard, and she calmly announced that Samantha was on the truck.
“On top of the truck?” I asked, sure she must mean something like “tricycle”. “The one we drive around in?”
I blinked in disbelief, and headed for the door. Sure enough, as I walked out, Samantha was sliding down the windshield. She didn’t make a fuss, just slid down off the truck like she had done it every day of her life.
I wasn’t sure how she could get up there in the first place, since she is only as tall as the tire. So I asked. Did she climb the wheel or the front bumper? Wheel. Wasn’t it high? Yes, she couldn’t do it on her own. So how did she get up there?
“Lucy helped me.”
So much for my faith in the common sense of almost-five-year-olds.
“Lucy, how did you help her get up there?”
“She couldn’t do it, so I gave her a push on the bottom so she could get up.”
I’m seriously starting to be worried about being outnumbered by these three. Clare is about to start crawling, and then there will be no stopping them.
At least I won’t have to spend much time teaching them about cooperation.