Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Brotherly Love

Last night the kids were doing their usual nightly routine of getting one more play session in before bedtime.  They were downstairs in the playroom while Jason and I were upstairs enjoying some time together.  Occasionally, we would here some laughing and them maybe a little quarrel and them some more laughing.

Then we hear Ava's "I'm hurt" cry.  We could tell it wasn't super bad so we wait for her to to slowly climb the stairs.  As she gets closer her cry gets a little louder.  When I finally see her sad face, I scooped her up and asked her wait happened.  In a muffled half crying voice she says "jackie" (who she calls Jack).  I asked her if Jack did something to her and she says yes.  

A few minutes later, Jack wanders upstairs.  I asked him why Ava was crying and he tells me she fell.  I then explained to him that that is not what she said had happened.  In a surprised loud Jack voice he said, "Ava knows how to say what happened now!" I say yes.  He says Ohh. So I say do you want to tell me your side of the story?  He then proceeds to tell his side of the story... "Once upon a time, Ava hit me so I hit her back.  The end."

Jason and I both looked at each other wanting to laugh but doing our best to keep a straight face.  I then went on to tell Jack that just because his sister hit him doesn't mean its okay to hit back.  So, he said he was sorry and he gave her a hug and a kiss.  Seconds later they ran off together hand in hand like nothing ever happened.  THE END.


Carolyn said...

I love this. Jack may have met his match with AVA. In a couple of years she will be just as clever! i'm so glad i know those two.

The Millers said...

Kids say the funniest things! I'm not sure how you and Jason kept a straight face. Too cute!

The Hall Family said...

That's a funny story. Too bad for Jack that Ava can tell on him. Now he won't be able to get away with anything!

Courtney said...

It was fun to meet you this weekend! I am glad we are in your guys are great!

Lindsay Brummer said...

jack is brilliant. Cute story!j