Outside of the box
I have to hand it to them: they’re creative.
I caught on to this little method the older children were using to climb on to counters the other day. I have a feeling it’s been going on for some time. Mollie was extremely compliant to get in position when Emilia was attempting to reach the bucket of Cat Cookies on top of the fridge.
Cat Cookies: (k-a-t c-uh-k-ee-z) def. – a tub of small chocolate cookies, similar in nutritional value to teddy grahams or chips ahoy, but which mothers feel less guilty purchasing/ packing in lunchboxes/ eating at midnight, because they are sold at Trader Joe’s.
The children were honestly unscrupulous in their admission of this Mollie-As-A-Step-Stool practice, considered clever and resourceful by all three children – I’m assuming that Mollie had worked into the deal a sweet cut of whatever goods were pilfered in this way.