Madelyn came home from school today and was able to get Elijah to play school with her. Yes, he was wearing his Buzz Lightyear costume. She is such a little teacher anyway, but now that she is in school full day her teaching abilities have truly blossomed.
In her room she had Elijah seated at her little table that she uses as a desk, and various baby dolls seated around the room, each with construction paper and a crayon placed in front of them.
They even had snack time which included a tea party at the kitchen table.
Elijah was pretty much done playing school until Madelyn suckered him into playing it with her more in a way that only big sisters can. The conversation went something like this ...
"I don't want to play school anymore."
"Elijah, I want to play with you, but if you don't want to play school then I won't be able to. (Pause) Don't you want to play with me? (In a sweet little pathetic voice)"
"Okay Madelyn. We can play school a little more."
Oh the manipulative big sister. Reminds me of how Shannon used to somehow sucker me into getting out of my bed to go turn out her light in her room since she was in bed!???!