I Have a Big Sister, AKA Please Don’t Show Dad

Let’s just start by saying that Binh is secure in his manhood. He has a big sister, so we have a lot of girly things around our house. Since Binh is in a phase where he wants/wants to do everything that Ava does, a couple of things have happened: 1) there are a lot more fights, with tears and the screaming of “mine” or in Binh’s case “maaa”  (see Ash’s post) and 2) Binh is strolling babies, playing tea party and wearing princess crowns. The thing is, I think he is doing most of it just because Ava is. He seems much happier throwing toys he isn’t supposed to and climbing furniture he isn’t supposed to be on, like the coffee table. He reminds me a lot of our German Shepherd, Caleb. No kidding for the first 3 years of Caleb’s life he spent all of his time trying to take the toy that our other dog had in her mouth. It didn’t matter the toy, he just wanted it because Sydney had it. Sydney, being the genius she is, would (I swear) grab a toy and act like it was the most fun in the world. Then Caleb would want it, so she would let him take it from her. Then, she’d go get the toy she really wanted in the first place. Wicked smart, that dog. We’re letting her do our taxes next year..

Anyway, maybe Ava should take some tips from Sydney. Then she’d get to play with her toys uninterrupted more often. This was too cute to pass up the other day. So, I just have to share, but don’t tell dad that his son was wearing a princess crown… (Actually, Ash isn’t that guy who is worried about whether his baby is manly enough.)








Here’s one of Ava in the crown. She has just discovered how cool she sounds to herself when she sticks her fingers in her ears, so that’s what she’s doing. She really reminds me of Ash in this one, and no, not because he usually has his fingers in his ears when speaking to me, OR because of the crown. It has something to do with the eyes/nose area at this angle.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elaine
    Oct 01, 2008 @ 11:51:54

    I have actually tried to teach my kids that trick of pretending to want to play with something other than what they really want to play. What can I say? Your dog is smarter than my kids. Or less emotional. One or the other.


  2. leanne
    Oct 01, 2008 @ 17:05:21

    Our Reagan does that to Maggie!!! No lie! Are dog owners allow to take credit for their smartness?!?! I totally think he gets it from me :)!!

    Love the pictures :)!!!


  3. Christina
    Oct 02, 2008 @ 01:31:23

    Too cute! Our daughter had Zeeb in princess dresses the first few months he was home – but then he wisened up and now he’ll only wear fireman gear or other dress-ups that are “manly”. LOL.

    I’ve tried to teach my older kids that trick too – when you want something back, just act real interested in another toy… yeah, it’s a little manipulative, but it sure prevents a lot of fights!


  4. sarah
    Oct 02, 2008 @ 14:49:50

    Love the pictures. 🙂


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