Monday, February 22, 2010

The Little Terror Suspects May *Not* Be The Best Nickname

As you may know, Cap'n Coupon refers to our children (when they are being naughty -- so like, hardly ever) as the Little Terror Subjects. OK, fine. We call them that a lot. But it may have as much to do with the fact that we're out-matched intellectually and physically and are therefore doomed to fail. I mean, seriously, what kind of adults have that much energy? The kind that are on three day meth-binges, that's what kind.

And as with real terrorists, we - as law enforcement - must be right 100% of the time.  They only need to be right once.  Just one Buzz Lightyear flushed down the potty and they have won.  And they never stop trying to defeat us.  And now even the smallest of the LTS is able to climb things and and scream actual words and no crib can hold her. And the cuteness makes it impossible to ignore her, so she is able to get the bigger ones to do her bidding in a way that is both alarming and, frankly, awe-inspiring. I am hopeful that one day she will command her siblings to clean their rooms, as they will no doubt obey her. My father has always claimed that the little girls in our family are a cross between Shirley Temple and Joseph Stalin. I used to be offended by that statement. Now I totally get it. And sigh...I'm afraid he's right.

But you should always be careful what you put on the internet, right? Because a couple of days ago, Lydia found another stranger in her house - this time because of the moniker: "The Little Terror Suspects."  It may be time to look for a new nickname.

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