Cats and Dogs

Democrats and Republicans. Oil and Water…see a pattern. Even more so than all the above, two things that DO NOT mix. Havens’ hair and pig tails.

Apparently, MK is not as amused with all this as we are.

Disclaimer: No electricity was used in the making of this updo.

On a more serious note, I don’t know what we’re going to do with this girl.  I know that no two kids are the same, but CB and MK could not be more polar opposites.  Older sister is the sweet, studious, very contemplative child.  MK is MK.  That girl is always ready to go.

This past weekend Al was shopping and I took the girls into a Barnes and Noble with me.  We hit the children’s section and read through most of their offerings and then headed to the obligatory Brio train set that every B&N has.  There was only one boy, probably around CB’s age, that had all 27 of the trains in a long tunnel.

CB wanders over, finds one broken train and is quietly playing in the opposite corner as this Thomas the train nut.  The kid’s dad sees that the kid is hogging the whole set, but of course says nothing.  Typical for most I’ve met around here.  This is all well and good until MK rolls up.  She walks over to the kid with the trains and sees the big engine coming out of the tunnel.  She looks the kid in the eye and grabs the engine.  The kid freaks out and grabs it back from her.  CB is watching the whole scene horrified.

MK never hesitates.  She rips the engine from the kids’ hand and then grabs 3 or 4 more from him for good measure.  Now the kid starts crying and MK’s shoving him out of the way so she can get through the tunnel.  Finally, Thomas’ dad jumps in and tells him not to hog all the trains.  A little slow on the uptick there pops?

I start laughing and tell him not to worry about it.  I almost want to apologize at this point for his little engineer wailing like a girl, but nah, it’s a good experience for the little dork.  You don’t want to mess with those 18 month old girls – they can be a real terror.

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