We have a problem.
It’s not a serious problem, but it is proving to be a problem none-the-less.
I suppose we should have seen it coming. Maybe we were lulled into a false sense of security? Started to take it all for granted?
Mini has started copying Motormouth.
And when I say copying, I mean the exact actions and within seconds of him doing it.
Motormouth does a mad dance around the room, then Mini does a mad dance around the room.
Motormouth jumps on the bed cackling like a lunatic, then suddenly there are two of them. I’m more than a little surprised that our bed has survived it so far. (And I really, really wish this would all start some time after 6am.)
Motormouth climbs onto the back of the settee and the next thing we know, Mini is trying to drag herself up there to be with him.
So, as you can see, we have a bit of a problem.
We’ve been trying to curb Motormouth’s natural tendencies (that’s a bit like trying to train a cat to roll over and beg for food).
We’ve tried explaining to him that, as the big brother, he has a responsibility to think about the consequences of his actions, he needs to think about Mini’s safety. He’s still struggling with the concept of thinking before he does things.
He’s a creature of instinct and impulse is our Motormouth.
In the meantime we’ll just to have eyes in the back of our heads. And the sides.
And think of a way to see around corners and through walls.
And when we’re asleep.