Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snap, Crackle, and Pop.....

Presley came running into the kitchen 2 days ago exclaiming, "LOOK!! I can snap, I can snap!"

"Wow, that's great, darling!!", I replied excitedly.

Joseph then walks into the room hearing all of the commotion and says...

J: What's she yelling about, Mommy?

P: Look Joseph, I can snap, I just learned how to snap my fingers!!

J: (looking intently at Presley's little snapping fingers) Hmmm.. well, that's not that big of a deal.

P: Let's see you do it, Joseph.

J: Who cares if you can snap or not, it's not that cool.

P: Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah....I can snap, and Joseph can't!!

Oh boy. Here we go. The sibling rivalry once again rears it's monstrous head.

I can't help but feel bad for Joseph. Presley is just a different personality, and a self-learner to the finest. She won't wait for anybody or anything if she wants to learn a new trick....such as...snapping her fingers.

Joseph, on the other hand, inherited my laid back, blase attitude, and only gets motivated when this case, by his little sister.

The snapping saga ended today when Joseph comes home from school exclaiming...

J: Look, Look, Look, Mommy!!! I can snap, I can snap too!

Me: Joseph, that is so great! Mommy is so proud of you...what a big boy you are!

Presley: (rolling her eyes in her best 4 year old fashion) I learned that two days ago, Joseph...old news.

The life of a parent....never boring, never subdued, and always entertaining.

snapping along,



Mary said...

What a great story!!!
I love Presley and her divalicious spunkiness!!!


Tracey said...

I love how siblings motivate each other to learn new tricks! I love hearing stories about other peoples kids!!!

Rebekah Hudgins said...

Never underestimate the power of sibling rivalry! Your kids are just as precious as they could possibly be! Silly me, I was imagining their sweet voices, I love those voices of theirs'!!

Happy snapping,