One of the down sides of having siblings with developmental delays is that it's tougher for you to get in trouble and then blame them for what you did. Just ask Aliza.
This past week, we had one day of beautiful weather. After school, a bunch of the neighborhood kids came over to play in the backyard, and both boys played outside with all the kids. It was a great day.
Some of the time they were all jumping on the trampoline. Some of the time the girls were busy in the little red tent.
AJ hung out with them in the tent a little bit, but mostly just to periodically ask them
He does loving jumping with those girls. They were busy, though, making a house, or a store, or a school, or who-knows-what out of the tent. Several items from the house came outside to help create the scene, including some shoes, a couple of books, and some toilet paper.
I didn't notice.
They did not make it back into the house at bedtime. And that night, it rained.
When I asked Aliza who brought those things outside and forgot to bring them back in, she shrugged.
"Are you suggesting it might have been one of the neighbor kids?" I asked her.
"No. Maybe it was AJ." She replied (lied to my face).
I can see what she was thinking. He is her best shot. He was hanging out with them in the tent for awhile. But no, I doubt the kid who isn't potty trained and has never willingly walked into the bathroom (unless Zack is in there sitting on the potty, and AJ wants to just see what's going on), gathered up the toilet paper and brought it out to the tent.
Now if it was a DVD, or a sippy cup, or Zack's pink shirt, that would be a different story.
I like how she's thinking though. I like that she is beginning to think it's possible that I'll believe AJ did something like that.
Connecting, 30 years later.
2 days ago