No, we don’t have a dog. As you may remember, we don’t “do” pets very well. But that didn’t stop Emma from taking her dog on a walk. Emma found this rope in her Daddy’s shop a few weeks ago. I took it away from her because she kept tying chairs to couches, and garbage cans to barstools. It was quite cumbersome and extremely ANNOYING, so I confiscated it. I put the rope on top of our refrigerator, a.k.a. Toy Purgatory (I should take a picture of it for you one day. It’s absolutely RIDICULOUS the amount of stuff that is up there.)
A few days ago Emma begged me for the rope and said, “I pwomise Momma, I will not tie up nuffin’. I pwomise! Pwease, Momma PWEASE can I hab my rope back?”
I caved. She’s cute. I was powerless. I have no defense.
Approximately 3 minutes later I heard Sadie panting and barking and Emma yelling, “GOOD DOG!”
As they walked through my office I cocked an eyebrow at Emma.
“Welllllllll, Momma. Her wikes it. And I didn’t TIE huh up, I just wapped it awound huh a bunch of times….”
Touche. And Sadie did wike it.
What toys do you routinely have to take away from your kiddos?