This morning, while Elise was still sleeping and I was in the shower, Maly came into our bathroom and asked, “Daddy, can I play with your phone?”, which was connected to my laptop on the coffee table.
“No.” I gave no explanation, just a “no”.
I got out of the shower, dried off and walked into the living room to find Maly playing with “her” iPod Touch. “Her” iPod is usually not charged. She’d gone into Elise’s purse, retrieved the iPod, walked over to my computer, unhooked my phone and plugged in “her” iPod to charge while she played her little Disney princess game on it. I knew this was going to be a fun and interesting conversation.
“Hey! I thought I said you couldn’t play with my phone.”
“It’s not your phone, Daddy. It’s MY iPod.”
And she was absolutely right. I should have done a better job as a parent and explained why I’d said no earlier.
They say 3- and 4-year-olds are “liars and lawyers”. This ride gets more exciting every day!