Deceitfulness of youth

Legs below a curtain, that's a bit suspicious, no?

Legs below a curtain, that’s a bit suspicious, no?

Cheerful electronic noises filter through the curtain. Naomi is ensconced with our friend's DS, illicitly playing video games. This is the first time I have noticed her being purposefully devious.

Cheerful electronic noises filter through the curtain. Naomi is ensconced with our friend’s DS, illicitly playing video games. This is the first time I have noticed her being purposefully devious.

Milo, on the other hand, is more practiced at the art of deception…if not any more skilled.

It wasn’t long ago that he came home from school and disappeared, which is atypical for him.  Usually he’s busy poking Naomi, littering the house with inside-out-socks and waving sticks near our faces.  This afternoon cheerful cartoon noises were emanating from beneath his bed.  I peaked under the quilt.  He had the laptop.  He had successfully navigated to netflix and was watching DinoTrux, but he hadn’t figured out how to turn the down volume to a whisper.

 

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3 thoughts on “Deceitfulness of youth

  1. I remember ‘sneaking some TV’ on the little TV in my dads back office when it was homework/bedtime. I had six siblings so it was hard to pick out when 1-2 were missing. The funny thing was once one sneaked away another one would go looking for the first and so it would continue until all the kids had clustered in front of the little office TV. The first one to sneak back to the office was always acutely aware of the dynamic but pretty powerless to stop the effect despite hushed threats and toxic glares. 😄

  2. I am happy to know that your little ones are as quick minded and clever as their parents – (Ok so I’ve never actually witnessed anything devious, but I DO remember some conversations we had ;))

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