Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Time-Out Twins

It's no secret that I have two little troublemakers for daughters. Anyone who has followed my blog for longer than one week is, without a doubt, familiar with the posts in which Annelie clobbers her big sister or Gracie smears sand in her baby sister's hair.

Such is life in the Hopkins household.

Naughty moments don't go unpunished, though it is usually Will who has to dole them out (remember: I'm the Pushover Mom). The one punishment I am good at passing out is time-out for Gracie, who has to sit in the kitchen, facing the wall until the timer goes off after 3 minutes.

But what I find so completely hilarious that I just can't go without sharing, is the fact that Annelie makes herself a little martyr and sits down next to Gracie, her face to the wall, tears streaming down her cheeks. Every. Single. Time.

Why? I have no idea. Even when she has been nothing but good (well, that's a stretch, but you know what I mean) and it is Gracie who is in big trouble... Annelie sits down next to her and cries her eyes out until the timer goes off, despite me saying over and over, "Annelie, you aren't in trouble. Come here. You don't have to sit on time out."

In fact, at 22 months old, I don't even put Annelie on time out when she is in trouble. The only time she suffers through it is when Gracie is the one in trouble.

Personally, I think she just likes being on time-out. Why else would she smile through her tears, once the buzzer has gone off?

*sigh*

Kids are strange little creatures, aren't they?

Enjoy!

xoxo,

16 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

LOL!!

TMCPhoto said...

So cute. Maybe she joins in to have some quality time with her sisiter sans cobbering

Janna said...

Ha ha ha!! I hadn't seen your blog yet, but Casserole told me about this post...right after I told her about my 19 month old putting himself in time out today 3 times. Today is the first time he's done that. Your two little cuties remind me so much of my two, they're just a lot more girly.

Nikki said...

Awww...maybe she just really loves her big sister.

casserole said...

awww... sympathy time-out!!!

Random Musings said...

LOL! WAY too cute and sweet! That is sister love!

Jacqueline said...

Hehe they are so cute and sweet! n_n

earth baby said...

That is definitely a sibling thing! My kids do that too. AND, they're usually in time-out for fighting, and then they want to be all sympathetic and sit by each other in time-out...all lovey-dovey. HELLO!! If you would be that nice to each other ALL the time, you wouldn't BE in time-out. Strange indeed!

kim* said...

and that is why God made babies cute, so we still love them anyway lol

Klymyshyn Design said...

What can I say? I LOVE IT! yer kids'll have GREAT consciences and you'll see the rewards in - say - 20 years?!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

So cute.
When I was a little I wanted to be just like my big sister, good or bad.

Leah said...

aw, cute silly little girl!

All Wired Up TOO said...

*smiles..twins have a bond that only they understand...

Marie said...

Oh, Annelie is tooo cute! What a sweet girl. I really do believe that her and Maddie must be related somehow. They are too similar!

Cathy said...

This is the cutest post EVER! Totally adorable. I love how their weird little minds work too :) Daniel is also quite expert at bursting into tears - they stream down his cheeks and he covers his face with his little hands in a big dramatic gesture...I'm hoping he'll bring home an Academy Award one day :)

Jennifer said...

So cute! I used to cry when my sister got in trouble too. I just felt so bad for her, LOL!

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