Thursday, May 17, 2007

My Daughter the Thief

Thank God we have one of the cutest girls to ever walk the earth. Even her new favorite word is cute, though she's doing things on purpose just to use it. (In case you didn't guess, it's "Uh-oh!") But we found out yesterday that's well on her way to a criminal future...

Our babysitter took Elianna to Amazing Savings to buy a few small things. Elianna was in her carriage the whole time, happily babbling at whatever she saw as always, saying "Awoo, awoo" to all the doggies... and birds, and squirrels, and every other animal which apparently all make the same sounds as dogs do. [Try and correct her and she'll give you a look, then say again, "Awoo", but more sharply - like "No, stupid, it's this."] While they were on the way home, the babysitter heard something fall out of the carriage, so she stopped to pick it up... and was shocked to find a little .49 cent flashlight, still in its packaging. She looked at Elianna, and what was there? Yet another little flashlight! Apparently, as they were squeezing down the aisles of Amazing Savings, Elianna had lifted two flashlights from the racks and placed them in her lap where the babysitter wouldn't see.

Our babysitter was too embarrassed to bring them back, so we'll have to do so at some point. But now we have to educate our little one that crime never pays. :) Hey, at least she shakes her head at us when we shake our own heads and say "Noooo, Elianna...!"