Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Toybox Torture

When Jake and his twin sister were a little over a year old, she came up with a pretty good trick, she would begin the day by using a step stool and climbing into the tall toybox to perch herself on top of the pile of toys until lunchtime. She was smart enough to figure out that if she sat there on top of all the toys that she had all the power, she alone could decide what and if Jake played with for the entire day. She could also bark off orders to Jake to go and retrieve anything she might need that was not inside of the toybox, trust me she had the power that he would in fact scurry off to get anything she asked for.
I was always quite surprised that Jake put up with this kind of monarchy like he did but there really was no way that he would have had the patience or endurance to sit on top of that pile of toys for 2-3 hours at a time like she did and he knew it, he was way too much of a on-the-go kid.
They did talk and share toys the entire time she was in there, but there was the occasional hit to Jake’s head by a toy when he tried to take something out without following the proper procedures, such as begging and pleading for it first.
I think this was yet another way she had her own little way of telling Jake without words that she was in fact the queen of his castle, like he did not already know that!

Even at the age of one Jake knew that there can only be "one" and he was not likely to be the "one" anytime soon, unless of course she said he was the "one" for a very brief minute or two.


  1. Cute story! :) Thanks for coming by my blog, I'm glad to have found yours! Looking forward to reading more, it's great to meet you.

  2. Hi!
    Our twins are only 9 months old but they are already showing who is going to be the boss of them. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. Strangely enough I miss those days! Now my boys just scream obscenities to each other across the house, LOL!

  4. The stuff memories are made of. Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

  5. One of my twins would dominate the other. Now it's the other way round.

  6. Great story! I wish I had your daughter around when my boys were little! Julie