Friday, January 13, 2012

Salt

Olivia reported to me that Katelyn had the salt. What this translates to is that Katelyn had the salt shaker and was systematically shaking it all over the kitchen floor. My feet crunched millions of tiny grains of salt as I ran to grab it from her while firmly saying her most dreaded and most familiar of all words: "NO!!!"
It took a lot of sweeping.
Sigh.
My high school drama coach was a little intense, but I will say I never heard anything in college or anywhere else that I hadn't already been taught by him. Today's salt episode reminded me of an acting theory that all people fit into four categories. The toddler category was called "I'm not okay/your not okay," because all the toddler ever hears is "no" and it makes them feel bad about themselves and their caretaker. It's certainly a useful tool when building certain character, but salt days make me worry I'm cramping Kate's style with the many "no's" in her life. But quite frankly, pouring a whole salt shaker onto the floor cramps MY style, so we are at a stand still.
Hm. Acting is fun. I'd like to do it again someday.
Today is a day where Marie talks herself into household maintenance like this: just pick up five things, and then you don't have to worry about it for five whole minutes! I love hostage negotiations with myself! I'm getting darn good at them, too.
In closing, let me say, watching Olivia share her birthday Reese's with Kate is a true joy to behold. May sharing be a part of your life today! Because let's face it, sharing is caring.
The End.

1 comment:

Elise said...

I just spent my entire day saying "NO!" to these four little people who live in my house. This is a good reminder.

But salt all over the floor? No way, Jose. ;)