Those of you out there who have kids or neices or nephews, probably know the conundrum that lies in tattle-telling. Do you want your kids to narc on the other, just in case what the other is doing is dangerous? Do you want them to never make you a part of their problems? I feel one way or the other at any given moment during our days.
We have a pretty strict no-tattling rule, one that I might feel a bit more passionate about than Tyler. In our family, I am the parent you don't ask for things. Unfortunately. Or maybe that's fortunate? At any rate, I'm also the parent to fear. For example:
Recently we were staying with some friends. Tyler put the kids to bed on the 3rd floor, then went to the second floor to relax, while I was working in the basement. A few minutes later, Isaac came downstairs to make a teenie tattle on Belle. Coincidentally I started to come up from the basement in the middle of his tattle. Isaac heard my steps on the staircase and panicked. He desperately whispered, "DAD! Dad, she's coming! What do I do? DO I RUN? DO I RUN?"
Oh man, that made me laugh so hard. Later I questioned Isaac on the panic. "What did you think I was going to do?" I asked. He laughed and said, "Oh, I just wanted to disappear before you saw me. I knew you would give me 'The Eye'."
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