It happened for the first time yesterday. We knew it was coming. But when it happened we didn’t exactly handle it in the correct manner. I saw the arm swing and heard the thwack as the hand hit but it took a few seconds to register what had happened and then a few more seconds to stifle my giggles and put on my stern face.
Its all kinda my fault!
Ava and I had just arrived home from Kinder Music. Walter was home and he was unloading her out of my car while chatting to me. We were joking around and he cheeked me so as a joke, I pretended to smack Walter in the face – obviously I didn’t, it was just a bit of good natured banter. Well clearly little missy felt she should be invovled in the friendly banter so she drew her arm back and let it fly and thwack – she klapped Walter on the side of his face!
Neither Walter nor I handled that really well, first there was stunned silence, followed by some giggling and then I pretended to smack Walter again to see what she’d do and again she raised that little arm, let fly and thwack, she klapped him again!
So its become quite clear that little missy is now at that age where she definitely is taking note of everything we do and the
very mature play fighting that goes on between Walter and I will need to stop for a while, at least till she’s old enough to understand that its a game and that you shouldn’t be going around smacking people in the face!
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