Saturday, November 8, 2008

Big Trouble


Anna is a perceptive little girl and she has picked up on how we call a child by their first name if we are happy with them, by their first and last name if they are in trouble, and by their first, middle, and last name if they are in big trouble.

The other day I was teasing CrazyMom a little and getting myself into trouble. Anna was there and knew I was in a little bit of trouble and so she said, “Daddy Smith!” with the perfect intonation that CrazyMom would use with a child in trouble. We all burst out laughing and Anna indignantly put her hands on her hips and playfully stomped off.

Anna on more than one occasion has heard us reprimand Little Foot using his full name – Little Foot Jacob Smith. The other day she was upset with her brother K.D. and exclaimed, “K.D. Jacob Smith!” using the middle name of Little Foot instead since it was more familiar to her.

Using Little Foot’s middle name whenever any of her brothers are in trouble would be funny enough, but she uses it with her sisters as well. Today she was upset with her sister Ed who she thought had cheated her out of some candy. “Ed Jacob Smith!” she exclaimed.

The only person who I have not heard her do this with is CrazyMom. Evidently she is under the incorrect perception that CrazyMom never gets into trouble.

8 comments:

Rosie said...

im confused by all this name swaping

CrazyD said...

Thanks for the feedback, Rosie. I rewrote the post. I hope it is clearer now.

CrazyD

Mary said...

Very cute! I enjoy your blog. We brought two boys home from Ethiopia in May and they crack us up each and every day!

Kathyb1960 said...

Well see, there ya go! She has the right idea! Just give everyone the same middle name, and you don't ever have to remember everyone's middle name! There were just 3 kids in our family, and my mother would call the roll! LOL I can't imagine how hard it is when you have a bunch of kids!

God bless ya'll!

chel said...

totally cute:-)

Diane said...

So have you gotten into more deep doodoo with the last paragraph?

Sophie said...

She is absolutely adorable!

Andrea said...

Anna always makes me laugh! What a blessing she is to your family. I can just picture her when she said that.