Last night I made squash for Alex. He loves it, and since he's teething, he has been avoiding finger foods. Squash works well because it's so easy to just steam and blend up, and he'll eat it for every meal not a problem.
This evening he had more squash for supper. Then it was time to get the kids ready for bed. I always clear the table AFTER they're in bed -- makes clean up time go much more smoothly.
I gathered all of Kairi's night things in her bedroom and called her.
"Kairi, let's get dressed for bed, come in here."
From the kitchen: "K! Babble babble babble" clang clang clang
30 seconds later: "Kairi? Are you coming? We need you to get dressed for bed."
"K! Babble babble babble." clang clang clang.
A full minute later: "Kairi Hope, get in here right now. I'm running out of patience."
NOOOO!!! CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG
I immediately go in there to enforce that she HAS to obey Mommy. And I had to take a deep breath and keep myself from laughing hysterically. She had taken brother's food, and was spoon feeding it to the dog. That's right, one spoonful at a time, Tiger was eating blended up squash. Kairi thought it was funny, Tiger enjoyed the attention, and I had to do everything in my power to not laugh because she was 1) not obeying and 2) knows that she's not allowed to touch brother's food.
She was still punished. I did not laugh at her. But man, was that hard.