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You remember when I was so excited that I finally found one personality trait of mine that Ali had?
Yeah, well that was pretty much the only one. It’s really a great thing that she’s like her Daddy, because after all, I think he’s pretty much perfect, but it’s still nice to see yourself in your child EVERY once in a while.
Of course if she WERE like me, I might not like what I see at all. Anyway, I digress.
Yesterday, I learned yet another trait of her Daddy’s that she has. I mean, I guess I already knew she had it, but yesterday I learned that it was dangerous.
Her Daddy does everything thoroughly, perfectly, and meticulously. I am all about accuracy myself, but accuracy with speed. So sometimes I just might cut a corner here or there in the name of doing things in the most efficient way possible.
Ali is like Chris.
We were at work for a few minutes yesterday. Everyone at work has something in their cubicle that Ali likes to play with.
(Which is why she is the ONLY person in the WORLD that starts squealing “WE’RE AT WORK!!! YAAAAAY!!!” as soon as the office comes into view.)
Bonnie has a heart that hangs on her wall. Every time we go to work, Bonnie gets down the heart for Ali, and Ali carries it around with her the whole time, then hands it back to Bonnie to hang on the wall.
Yesterday, however, Bonnie was at lunch when it was time to go.
So as I was finishing up, I told Ali to take the heart and put it in Bonnie’s cube. I assumed that she knew what I meant was “Please take the heart and put it on Bonnie’s desk so that Bonnie can hang it on the wall when she gets back from lunch.”
However, that is not at all what Ali heard.
I finished up what I’m doing and walk around the cubicle wall to find this horrifying scene:
Yes. Ali climbed up on the chair, got the 2 inch T-Pin out of the wall, and was pinning the heart back onto the wall. EXACTLY where it came from.
WHILE STANDING ON A CHAIR.
TWO INCHES LONG.
So naturally, instead of saving my child from impending doom, I took pictures.
While standing close enough to stop any catastrophe, of course.
(if you’re wondering about the strange stickers on her arm, that’s the special treat she gets from TIM – hole reinforcers.)