Tad Speaks, Ane Speaks

Tad probably has always had opinions, but up until recently, he’s kept them to himself.

Yesterday, he snuck upstairs at Grandma and Gichan’s house, thinking that his “Chani” was sleeping (in reality, he was getting ready for work), and when I caught him and herded him off, he tiptoed into Auntie’s room.

“What a mess,” I sighed, surveying the clutter that is Auntie’s room, and the path from the bed to the door which Tad had taken.

“What a mess,” Tad echoed, then looked at me and said, in all seriousness, “Auntie gotta getta Wall-E.”

Apparently, in Tad’s opinion, Auntie’s room is so bad that she needs a Wall-E robot to clean it up for her.

Of course, Tad has no room to talk. His mother still cleans up his room most of the time.


It’s hard to get Ane to not tattle on Tad.

Obviously, we don’t want to encourage it. Unfortunately, we’ve also come to depend on it. She does generally have an awareness of the house rules, and being the crusader for justice (for herself) that she is, she tends to rat out her brother quite often.

Yesterday, Ane tattled to the Webmaster that Tad was making a mess – and while he was scolded for it, I also decided to remind Ane that she was not the boss of her brother, and it wasn’t her job to keep him in line.

“I’m sorry,” she sighed. “I just couldn’t help myself.”

Truer words were never spoken in this house.

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