Thursday, November 19, 2009

lie detector

I'm thinking we should play a game today, Five Truths and One Lie. You tell me which ONE of these six things are NOT true. And really, only one of these stories is a lie. All the rest are absolutely 100% true. Go!



Number 1.
Bean has taken to hiding things in her crib. We think she's doing it to give herself little treats when she's hanging out there later in the evening. The other day when I went to get her after her nap, I found a Noah's Ark finger puppet (Noah, actually - though she also has a giraffe and a monkey and an elephant). Chip had been the one to put her in the crib for her nap in the first place, so of course I asked him about it later: Dude, why did you put Bean in the crib with the Noah finger puppet? And Chip was all, Um, I didn't. She must've thrown Noah in there earlier in the day, for safekeeping. This is not the first time. We've found Sheepie, her stuffed sheep; Germane, her stuffed giraffe; Chip's cell phone; and a stack of Chip's business cards. For safekeeping.


Number 2.
I was feeding Bean recently and she kept picking up individual pieces of food and saying Daddy! Daddy! Piece after piece, picked up in her fingers as she was saying Chip's name. It was really weird. So I told her, "No baby, those aren't daddy. Those are chips." !!!!! To which I then, of course, shouted to Chip "DUDE! ALICE KNOWS YOUR NAME!"


Number 3.
As we were sitting on the floor yesterday playing with blocks, Bean bent down and bit me on the leg. Hard. Hard enough to leave a bruise.


Number 4.
Despite our sincere hope that Bean would be crawling backwards down the stairs when she's a senior in high school, she has now mastered the art of WALKING up and down the stairs, acting like some kind of BI-PED or something. No hands, people. NO HANDS.


Number 5.
In addition to her toy-stashing habits, she is also stashing FOOD and COMFORT OBJECTS. And she's doing it knowingly and remembering WHERE she put stuff later. To wit: a small red bucket with a smattering of cheerios was stuffed into a corner of our bedroom without my knowledge until Bean went to retrieve it yesterday morning. I've also discovered a Red Robin cup of pretzels underneath the toy wagon in her bedroom, a plastic purple cup with several honey bunnies behind one of Chip's guitar cases, and the PACI's. Oh the paci's. Stuffed into the little seat hidey hole of her little singing bus car push/pull thing, inside a bag in the toy basket in the family room, and in the towel drawer of the kitchen (actually, that's a very popular hiding spot for paci's AND food (currently a handful of cheerios) AND random small toys. Clearly, saving things for later.


Number 6.
We thought Bean was just helping to count the alphabet blocks when Chip was playing with her the other day. She kept reaching into the bag to hand him more blocks and saying random numbers (Nine! Two! Five!). And then Chip looked a little closer and realized that she might be actually identifying numbers printed on the sides of the blocks. The he figured that couldn't be possible, so he tried to test her. "Hey Bean," he said, pointing to the tall tower of blocks in front of him, "Where's the nine?" AND SHE POINTED TO IT, SAYING "NINE." Then, "Where's the five?" AND SHE POINTED TO IT, "FIVE." Again with seven and three and eight. Dude.



11 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, this is tough! I'm going to say #6. If it IS true, that's great but I'll be jealous. :)

Eleanor Q. said...

She's obviously a genius. I'm going to go with number 3 as the false one. I ruled out the hiding special toys (especially in the trunk of the push car) as Fussbot has been doing that lately and I'm going to generalize behavior patterns.

KAY said...

Sheesh, this is hard...
I think #1 & #5 are true because I have SEEN this hoarding thing in action. #3 - hmm, I hope it's not true, but the shortest answer is usually the most trustworthy. #4 is an amazing development since I saw her take the grade change from the patio to the dirt path... #6 has to obviously be true because she's not only cute, she's a genius.. #2 is just too funny -- but I doubt you serve her junk food.

Amanda said...

I'm going to say 4 is not true but I don't feel confident about that choice.

Kati said...

As I read through them, I first thought no to #3, then after reading about the stairs I thought maybe that one. But the identifying numbers is pretty wild too so I can't decide! Ummmm . . . so my final answer will be . . . (ugh, the walking on the stairs thing I could totally take without the no hands part - seriously??) . . . either 4 or 6. (Or maybe 3?) Ha, how's that for a final answer :)

Swistle said...

I think #2 is the lie.

Heidi said...

I am going with #3. I don't know why, just a gut feeling. I like this game. It is fun! the story about Bean knowing chips name is hillarious.

sagessa said...

I'm gonna go with number two. All the other stuff sounds like stuff that Alex does, except the stairs. He's a few months behind the Bean, though.

Erin P said...

Gosh, this is hard...I think any of them could be true. I could go with the test taking scheme of picking the one that's different--#3 is so much shorter, that might be it. A kid who can associate a person's name with a common noun is awfully smart, but I've seen it...

So, when are you going to tell us?

Alicia @ bethsix said...

This is too difficult. I'm going with 3, both because it's the shortest and because there is no way that sweet baby would do something like that.

I so hope 2 is true. Hilarious.

Alicia @ bethsix said...

Good point on the junk food, Kay. Oh, I still so hope that one's true.