Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Reason #72 we love Gama
Once a week my mother, the twin, and I go to a chiropractor. This guy awesome - he has been treating my mom and I for years, and he has treated the twins since they were 6 months (C since 18 months). Afterwards, we typically either go out for lunch or go to Gama's house. Today we went to BK, because nothing says "fine cuisine" like a plastic indoor playground.
Three is one of those ages that leaves you laughing in hysterics one minute and shrieking with anger the next. The twins are ALL over the map. And of course, we're working on important skills, like sharing, anger management, arguing with Mommy is extraordinarily bad for your health, and potty training (yes, we're behind - make a snide comment, and guess who's gonna come to my house and take over their training?).
So after lunch the girls are up in their gerbil tubes, and mom whispers to me, "I feel like a little something sweet. Want to share some ice cream?" Well, heck, there isn't much you could smother in hot fudge that I would refuse...ok, well, that sort of came out wrong, but...I mean...
She quietly leaves the room and goes in line. About 20 second later, two little voices pipe up, "Where is Gama? Is Gama in line? Is she getting ice cream. She's getting ice cream, isn't she? She's getting US ice cream." Now, yes, probably some sharing would go on between the four of us, but at the same time...two sugar-crazed preschoolers? Yikes! So I say, "Yes, she is." (What, like I'm gonna deny it and they're gonna believe it? They are their mother's children. More like their Gapa's kids. They can SMELL fudge and ice cream from two miles away). "BUT," I continue, "It's for GAMA, not for you."
There is silence, and then you can almost FEEL the craftiness pervade the area. Gama deny her two darling little granddaughters? Oh please. In their world, that isn't even a possibility. But somehow Mommy has to be convinced. I hear scrabbling as they crawl down the slide. They shoot each other that "you can read my mind 'cause you're my twin" look, and then Twin A sidles up to me. Laying her head on my arm adoringly, she says, "But Gama LOVES to share with us. And sharing is 'portant, right, Mommy?"
Hoist on my own petard...