Thursday, December 20, 2007

lowest common denominator

Levi and Lilah were sitting quietly side by side in the car on the way home from school today when all of a sudden, Lilah yelled, "Shut up, Levi!"

"Mommy," Levi said, in that self-righteous, sing-song voice he and Ezra use exclusively for ratting. "Lilah said, 'Shut up.'"

This was my first thought, and I had to catch myself before saying it out loud: But Lilah, he wasn't even talking!


Paida said...

Motherhood confession: I actually have said "shut up" to my daughter at least once.

Sometimes that inner voice just pops out!

dkuroiwa said...

Ahh, Little Miss Lilah...welcome to the 'world of brothers' (I also have 2). May she use the power of knowing what they are going to say BEFORE they say it, wisely...and for good, not evil.
Your kids are precious!