The other night Erik was playing some games with the children. As the night went on, and Anna and Max had gone on to bed(they had just gotten back from a visit with Papa and Nana and were thoroughly exhausted) Erik suggested a game of Simon says. Jack started out as Simon, and when his turn was over Erik suggested that maybe Lily would like to be Simon now.
Picture if you will(because unfortunately I didn't take one), an adorable two year old in her tinkerbell footie pajamas marching to the other side of the room. At first she started out very shy, unsure of what she was suppose to do.
And then she realized that for the first time in her life she could tell her daddy and older brother to do anything she wanted them to do, and they would obey.
Suddenly little Lily was demanding Erik and Jack to,"Turn around! Go upside down! Now stop! Now go upside and spin around! Keep spinning! Don't stop!"
But the best part of the night came when she said,"Now, Jack you go that way!"she pointed to the end of the hall way. Then she told Erik,"Daddy you go that way!" and she pointed to the kitchen.
Now picture my six foot tall husband dutifully marching to the kitchen with a petite 2 year old little girl marching behind him sticking her finger in his back making sure he did what she said.
"Ok, daddy, now open the door!" I heard the door to the laundry room being opened.
"Now close the door!" The door shut.
And then I heard the laundry door open again, and Lily says in her sternest voice yet,"Now play light sabers with me!"
By this point my parents(who were here visiting) and I were practically on the floor we were laughing so hard. It was just so funny no one had the heart to remind her that she was forgetting to say "Simon Says."