It sure is a good thing that a child's cute factor over-rides the 'evil factor'. If it wasn't for that 'cute factor', surely the population wouldn't be booming as it is! My younger spawn has decided that she runs the place. She's got an attitude the size of Texas and it seems to grow with her. I have no idea where this attitude comes from. I suppose it's that 'terrible 2's' that everyone talks about. She doesn't miss an opportunity to misbehave. If the opportunity arises, she jumps the bandwagon and is riding high. For example: My 4 year old left the room, leaving her precious lion behind. It's her favourite thing and the spawn knows it. What does she do? She waits until her sister is out of sight and she grabs the lion and goes after her making SURE she knows that she has it. Then she runs giggling whilst her sister is screaming in anguish because she has her precious lion.
Ahh.. just sibling stuff right? One would think; and I surely hope that this kind of stuff stops as they get older though I think that the 2 year old will continue with her mischief until she's 90 years old. She sasses me, her father and anyone else who happens across her path. This is an ugly age, to say the least. I find that the only time I have any peace in my life is when the spawn sleeps. She's very confident and knows exactly what she wants. She just doesn't go about it the right way. She'd rather go, full steam ahead, and bulldoze her way through. She doesn't have even one ounce of patience. I guess that's why I have so much patience. I need to make up for her lack of patience.
It's true... the cute factor is the only thing that keeps her on the planet!