Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stepping Over the Line

Last week we had another first. We went out to dinner to a local pizza place and as usual, we sat outside. While we are eating, we let Marco run around, but he knows he has to stay on the sidewalk and is not allowed to go into the parking lot. Well, apparently he decided to see how firm this boundary really is.

He was standing right next to the parking lot and I said Marco, stay on the sidewalk. He turned around, looked me right in the eye and hopped into the parking lot. Marco is by no means a perfect child, but this is the first time he has looked me in the eye and deliberately disobeyed me. I just swooped him up and stuck him in his car seat. He sobbed and sobbed, but I bet he doesn't go into the parking lot next time.

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