Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Reuben takes reprimands very seriously. Often when we discipline him, he covers his eyes and tries to "disappear", or bursts into dramatic tears. And we see this reaction when he scares the living daylights out of us as well: case in point, the other day, he found a very large and sharp saw blade on a reachable shelf at my in-law's house. He picked it up, and his Aunt Jess turned and saw him and quickly yelled out: "Reuben, No!!!!" He looked at her with big eyes, dropped the saw, and began crying. I can't even count the number of times he has done that with Eli and I ... out in the backyard when he is being too daredevil ... in the living about to dive off the couch onto a mere blanket ... you name it.
It takes lots of cuddles to cure those tears after he has scared the living daylights out of us, and somehow in our reaction, we must scare his own little self too much!
But back to the reprimands. The other day, the boys had unloaded the tub of Imaginext Rescue Hero toys (current huge fav in the house) and were playing together in the living room. They often get a bit too physical with their "rescue missions" ... which, of course, happened. And Reuben's plane hit Jonah's W.A.Y. too hard. Jonah started crying because it hurt his hand. Reuben looked at my face, and immediately knew he was in trouble.
And this is where he ran to and I found him.
Clear tubs aren't really the most clever hiding spot ... but I did have to hide my smile. Once the matter was taken care of, he later on climbed back in and I took a picture to remember the moment. Have to admit, he does look pretty cute in there!