Tuesday, September 1

A Little TOO Smart

The three of us sat gathered in a booth, each focused intently on the meals before us. Alexis was worshiping at the church of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich (which was made wrong, I'll have you know), breaking only occasionally to suck down a little yogurt from a tube. It was a meal that she had selected only after careful consideration of the entire menu.

As she happily chewed on her food, Alexis began to scope out the food choices Mr. Husband and I had made. She eyed my tomato soup, determined that it was not a security risk, and continued on. She examined Mr. Husband's sandwich, found it to be lacking, and continued on.

Then she spotted it.

Mr. Husband's bag of potato chips.

Alexis had been given her choice of sides, and potato chips were certainly a part of the menu presentation. She chose yogurt instead, and yet, she found herself wanting a chip or two. Or ten.

She looked at Mr. Husband.

She looked at the chips.

She looked at Mr. Husband.

She looked at the chips.

She looked at me.

She looked at the chips.

At last, she decided on a strategy. I knew she was thinking long and hard about those potato chips, so I was just waiting for her to shove her grubby little hands straight into the bag. Instead, she pasted on her best smile, gazed up at her Daddy, and mustered every ounce of sweet she could find as she said, "Daddy, I like to share with you."

Now that is how you steal food off of a man's plate.

I fear for the kid's future spouse-type person.

19 comments:

  1. Wow! She's got mad skills!

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  2. Ooh! another wrap of daddy around her grubby little potato chippy fingers! Way to go!

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  3. But dude ... if she has a future spouse-like person, you have to let her go on dates!

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  4. And the funny thing is that I'll bet Daddy would have given her the whole bag simply for the asking. I think she just likes to wrap him tighter all the time.

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  5. I can't ha ha ha ha comment ha ha ha ha ha ha ha through bwahhahahahahaaaa my laughter.
    She and Monkey in a room together would be disastrous for us. They woudl take over the world.

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  6. @Trannyhead--When she's 35, she can date.

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  7. LOVE IT! A girl after my own daughter's heart! More than once she blinks her doe like hazel eyes and says how nice it is to share...of course it's mommy or daddy doing the sharing with HER! It's too adorable to resist, at least as long as it's not my ice cream. ;-)

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  8. I love watching Sabrina figure out how to get what she wants. Hers is usually "Daddy, I loves you"

    You never did tell us which way was "correct"

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  9. She is definitely smart. Look out boys of the world.

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  10. Alexis has the world by the short hairs, that's for sure :)

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  11. HA HA HA HA!!! I love your pic selection! "D'OH! The chips! Why didn't I pick CHIPS?!!!"

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  12. Too flipping cute!!!

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  13. Yep, it's true. There's nothing like having a daughter to convince you that girls are actually BORN with the Manipulative Gene. And it works best on men. That's why "Manipulative" starts with "Man".

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  14. daddy manipulation is on the X chromosome, activated only by a SECOND X chromosome.

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  15. @Michelle--I know. There is a massive experimentation event that needs to go down. Haven't had a chance just yet.

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  16. Oh man, she's too cute! Knows exactly how to wrap dad around her little finger

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  17. Oh that's amazing... Too bad that doesn't work on husbands.

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