It’s interesting how quickly children learn, how quickly they figure out the world and begin to show their little personalities. Cadence is not even 17 months old and already she’s starting to show us her independence, her stubborn streak, and a very distinct practical joker personality.
Lately, we’ve been getting a kick out of the way she tries to hijack the TV remotes and my laptop the minute we have our backs turned. Then, if we happen to return and catch her red handed, she either starts showing off some of her latest dance moves or puckers up to give us kisses to try and distract us with her cuteness.
Earlier this evening while Steven was throwing chicken on the grill and I was busy in the kitchen, our little joker made off with the remote for the Blu-Ray player and managed to hide it so well that it took us almost two hours to find it. Somehow, she managed to stash it behind one of the little doors of the antique kitchen cupboard we are currently using as a TV stand in the living room.
Of course, it was driving Steven crazy that he couldn’t find it, and everytime he asked, “Cadence, where is the remote?” she just stared at him and alternated between giving him her best innocent poker face and showing him the Yeah-I’m-guilty-but-I’ll-never-tell face.