Monday, July 13, 2009

Don't Push the Carrot Button

Melissa is highly skilled in needling her older brother. The other night she taunted, "You are a carrot! You are a carrot!" Matthew bristled at the terribly offensive insult. Jonathan explained (for the 1,000th time) that she was only doing it to get a reaction and if Matthew just ignored her she wouldn't do it. Then he tried in 6 year old terms. "She's just pushing the 'carrot' button. When she pushes it, you yell. Don't yell or get mad and the carrot button doesn't work." Light bulb time.

Now the kids like to refer to teasing as "pushing the carrot button." They still enjoy harassing each other though.

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