Friday, April 30, 2010

Random RADness

One characteristic of RAD is that the kids see no real need for parents... really... Really!

They assume that they can handle everything and they tend to leave us out of the loop.

Tonight, Bright-Eyes is fighting a cold/virus. He isn't too sick, just feels yucky. So he was laying on the couch in the living room while Mr. T and I talked in the bedroom. Suddenly we hear Middle-One racing pel-mel through the house, back and fourth, in and out of every room, ricocheting off the walls. We call to him...

"Middle... WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING!?!?!"

He shrieks back...

"Bright-Eyes is going to puke, gotta get the trash can"

And he races by, trash can in hand.

We call back...

"WHOA!!!!!...Come here Middle"

That was met by an indignant argument...

"I've got to take this to Bright-Eyes, I TOLD you he was sick"

Mr. T grabs the trash can, heads to care for Bright-Eyes, and tells him...

"Then he needs his mom & dad, you have to tell US!"

And the argument began...

Well isn't a big brother supposed to take care of their little brothers?
(ummm... yes, by calling us)

I was just trying to help, you can't be mad at me for helping!
(and helping would have been calling us...)

and my personal fave...

"I didn't have time to call you, I had to go (across and around the house) to get a trash can"
(lets examine how long it takes to *call* us as apposed to racing through the house looking for a trash can)

He just did not see why we needed to know when he was on the job.

4 comments:

Kerrie said...

Princess (7) alternates between treating Cuddle Bear like they're the same age (4)-which in a way they are- and "taking care of her" ie, telling Cuddle Bear to do the things I told Princess only to do. When I call her on it, she says, "'k!" brightly and discards the information in the nearest brain-trash receptacle.

Kerrie said...

(ps)1. Thank-you for putting me on your blog-roll.

2. Do you have any idea why it's not updating? I am technologically challenged, so I suspect it's on my end.

FosterAbba said...

My kid absolutely believes she doesn't need parents. She's told us so, many times. The odd thing is she doesn't seem to have an answer when we ask her, "If you don't need parents, who is going to pay the bills?"

J. said...

we struggle to teach ours that they need us, it is a challenge becuase for so long they took care of one another.