Andrew tried to reason with me that something was okay just because another little boy in his class did it.
When I picked him up from school yesterday, in conversation he told me that Noah hit him and then he hit Noah.
Then, later in the day, he hit Corinne.
M: Andrew, don't hit Corinne. You'll get a spanking if you do it again.
A: But Noah does it.
M: I don't care what Noah does! It isn't nice to hit people.
I realize that my response wasn't altogether wise or reasonable, but I was so caught off guard by his reasoning. Just another example of how big Andrew is getting... like he's three going on thirteen. I just hope hitting isn't going to be a problem for us now!
It's been fun to see more of Corinne's personality come out lately because she is funny! There are some very noticeable differences between her and Andrew as well.
- Both of them started walking withing a month of their first birthdays. Andrew, with his cautious nature, was still toddling along at 14 months; Corinne is climbing up the slide in our backyard and on top of chairs and small tables.
- Corinne will dig in the dirt with her hands while Andrew will pat it or use a shovel.
- Andrew was, and still is, very verbal; Corinne is loud, but doesn't really use words yet.
That's just a few of the unique differences between our two, but another interest we've noticed about Corinne is her love of animals. She loves for us to read books with animals in them and she especially loves for us to make the animal sounds.
On Monday, I took the kids to the Arboretum to run off some energy. They still had their kids activites out, so I took Andrew and Corinne into the little animal pen so they could pet the animals. Corinne had died and gone to heaven! She was not afraid...
***I apologize for the bad camera movement on this - I was trying to tape Corinne and protect the animals from her at the same time!