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This is what greets me every morning when I wake up and shuffle into the kitchen to feel my way toward a bowl of cereal (or, as of late, a couple of eggs):  a chair from the dining table, pushed across the floor and around the bar before stopping just inside the pantry.

The next realization I make is that the box of cereal I want is gone.

I begin finding alternate sources of sustenance as little feet can be heard descending the wooden stairs to the den.

Me:  That’s odd.  Someone left a chair in the pantry, and a box of cereal is gone.
Maddie:  That IS odd, Daddy!
Me:  Did you get hungry in the middle of the night?
Maddie:  Yeah.  Well.  I mean, Owen likes to come down sometimes and get some strawberry cereal sometimes.  He likes it.
Me:  Owen is able to jump over the railed walls that stretch above his crib, safely land on y’all’s room’s floor, descend the stairs, get the cereal, bring it back up, set the box next to your bed, and then climb back into his crib and feign sleep every morning before I get up?
Maddie:  Well…Owen…he…yes, Daddy!

I think she’s just about ready for the LSAT.

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29 Comments

  1. Haha! That’s adorable. 🙂

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Loukia, Sort of.

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  2. Hahahahaha!
    She’s going to be the best lawyer, yet (uh, behind you)!
    Sybil Law´s last blog post ..Taco School

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    muskrat Reply:

    @sybil, She certainly has the “keep a straight face while lying” skill down pat.

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  3. Screw LSAT… get her into politics straight away!

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    muskrat Reply:

    @dave2, Good suggestion!

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  4. That Owen is something else, isn’t he? 😉
    Unfinished Rambler´s last blog post ..The first time I drove a car- it was a Ford Fiesta

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    muskrat Reply:

    @UR, He’s got some pretty cool super powers.

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  5. I agree with Dave2: Maddie has my vote!
    LAB´s last blog post ..Pretend Im Jackie O

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    muskrat Reply:

    @LAB, Voting for a 4-year-old takes “early voting” to new heights.

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  6. Look how she totally boxed you into a corner in that conversation. Her teen years are gonna be a study in regular defeat for you, I fear.
    Didactic Pirate´s last blog post ..What Its Like for an Asshole

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Didactic Pirate, I hope to have her in boarding school by then.

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  7. True about the LSAT. She understood the word “feign”.
    The Honourable Husband´s last blog post ..Photo Friday- Human Form

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    muskrat Reply:

    @HH, I think she deducted its meaning by the sentence’s context, so…

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  8. Cribbed babies ARE sketchy.
    SciFi Dad´s last blog post ..Its Back!

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    muskrat Reply:

    @SciFi Dad, Are you more of a “free range” baby kind of guy?

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  9. …or political office.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Elly Lou, You and Dave2 are in cahoots on that opinion, it seems!

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  10. She’s got a wicked cross-x.

    Found you on Bloggess. Liked your Shakespeare reference.
    Fred Miller´s last blog post ..Critics Deserve Each Other

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Fred Miller, Wicked in many ways. Thanks for the visit!

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  11. I am horrified that you published a photo of our pantry. We’ll never sell this house now.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @PB, Who maintains that pantry anyway?

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  12. That’s why I support keeping children locked in a cage instead of a crib. You never know when your favorite cereal is going to go missing.
    Grant´s last blog post ..Urgent Matter

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Grant, He’s almost old enough for crate training. Maybe we should speed up that transition.

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  14. It’s always heart-warming to watch those sweet, lying, cheating, precious babies reach their full potential!
    Coal Miner’s Granddaughter´s last blog post ..A Love Letter For Egypt

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    muskrat Reply:

    @CMG, Yes!

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  15. She’s a plucky little thing, and I love your wife’s comment.
    Chris´s last blog post ..V-Day BK before kids

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    muskrat Reply:

    @chris, Yes- plucky!

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