Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Last night, after Lila was in bed, Olivia and I were reading, "How to Speak Politely and Why."

Matt bought her the book on one of his trips with the Navy. I don't like this book. It kind of bores me and is just too much grammar in one sitting. However, Olivia loves the stick figure drawings and begs me to read it. I've gotten into the habit of skipping over a few pages. Since this is a new book, I could get away with it. Until last night. It went something like this.

"Okay, Olivia. All done. Let's go to bed.

"Mom, let me see the book." I hand it to her.

"Mooooommmm. What did you do? I think you missed a page," she says as she flips through the book and looks over several pages intently, her brow creasing.

"MOM! Look at this page. You didn't read this page. Read it, please. Now."

After I finish that page, she continues to flip through the book.

"Mom, why did you do that? You missed a lot of pages! Why, mom? Why did you do that? You can't do that, mom!"

So busted!


Tricia said...

That's funny! I remember skipping pages of the boring books too. I never got caught though.

Leave it to Olivia to catch you.

Angie said...

So far, I haven't been caught. She has a couple of disney princess books that I find annoying(and long,) so I'm glad.

Laura said...

So funny! You can't get anything past Liv - she's too darn smart! Even when she was just 18 months old, she couldn't be tricked. Remember the muffin switching incident in Monticello?!