I spend my days doing roughly the same things around the same times. It's been years since I've been enjoying my little routine. This includes getting in the shower at some point before 10am.
When the kids were smaller, I'd take them into the bathroom with their bouncy seats, so I could see and hear them. When they get a little older, I turn on the kiddie shows and jump in the shower real quick.
This has been the set up for at least a couple of years with Sissy. All without incident. I make sure the doors are locked and she has what she needs for my brief time getting my hair washed (I spend less than 10 minutes doing my shower routine). This point and when drying my hair are the only 2 times she is not directly up my butt - and sometimes even then, she's hanging over my shoulder, chatting non-stop.
Yesterday, I got in the shower and a few moments later Sissy comes in to use the restroom. I can hear her chatting about something, she sounded agitated. I asked her what was wrong.
Sissy: One of the birds got out of the cage.
Me: How did it get out?
Sissy: I don't know.
Me: Did you open that cage? The bird couldn't get out by itself.
Sissy: /crying/ I did, I'm sorry!! /now wailing/
Realizing the cat is also roaming around the den, I have horrid visions of feathers everywhere and I quickly hose off and get out.With only a towel wrapped around me, I see Lovey clinging to the curtains and Bella not far from her. I got the cat and put her in my room while I threw on some clothes.
Lovey is not hand trained (yet!), so I got to chase her around until I could cup her in my hands and return her to the cage, then, I let Bella out.
Sissy didn't have preschool yesterday, so she and I just kinda hung out until it was time to pick up Buddy - he only had a half day at school, so we had time for a bit of lunch, then out the door to get him.
When he got home, he said, "Bella got in my room and broke this." (a tin toy that winds up - it had been knocked off the shelf. I said, "Buddy, your door was shut today, unless Sissy opened it and then Bella got in, I don't think she could have done that."
There were also several other mystery items in his room that weren't there when he left it. I picked up a piece of foam that was on the floor. Immediately, Sissy says, "Throw that in the trash, throw it away!" Hmmmmm. SUSPICIOUS.
I asked her if she had been in Buddy's room and she said, no that Bella had done everything. I told her I could see the "Lie Dot" on her forehead and she finally 'fessed up. She had gone into his room with a ball and while kicking it around, it hit the tin toy which then fell off the shelf. I still don't know how the random piece of foam fits in with any of this, she was crying so hard at being caught up in her dishonesty, we weren't really getting any straight answers.
She apologized to Buddy and me. When the Evil Twin got home, he explained to her that if you blame someone else for your misdeeds, that person (or cat) will be unfairly punished. If you tell the truth right upfront, people tend to be more forgiving.
All I can think is the bird incident took place while I was in the shower and the incident with Buddy's room took place while I was preoccupied drying my hair. She's only 4 and a half! She should not be so shifty. LOL.
I can only remember Buddy lying to us once around that age and it was more of a misunderstanding than an outright lie.
Let's hope today brings less drama for this mama.
No birds, cats or children were harmed during the day. :-)My blood pressure was probably sky high, but I know better than to take it on days like that!