19 August 2009

Best Cousins (and Partners-in-Mischief)



Zoë and Little K. Best cousins.

Of all the cousins, these two may be the most strong-willed, but in my opinion, the two are the cutest and sweetest little kids of the bunch. They are full of mischief. They get in trouble -- a lot! They totally hug back when hugged. They say the cutest things. Maybe it’s how old they are --old enough to get into mischief, yet still chock-a-block with sweet innocence.

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Zoë is 2 and Little K is 3. A year apart, one boy, one girl. This was the first time they’d met each other. Yet they took to each other right away. Well, after Zoë got over her “I want to go home” blues.

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They have their own little games. While the older boys were playing aliens and other make-believe fighting games, these two gleefully turned the lights on and off crying out, “It’s sleeping time!” or “It’s playing time!” They had a blast being Super Zoë and Super Little K rescuing cars and dolls that they had thrown off the bed.

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One night, I came out of the room to see both of them standing on a chair in front of the fish tank. Little K had his little chubby hand in the water. I could see little bits of “dust” everywhere in the water.   A whole container of shrimp brine had been emptied into the tank!  

I immediately asked them to get off and while I was trying to get Zoë to come down, Little K dipped into the water once more, this time with the lid of the empty fish food container, scooped up some water and was trying to pour water into the container that Zoë was holding up for him! The little packet of silica gel in the fish food had somehow been dumped into the tank, too. (Sorry, folks. No pics of this crime. I was too horrified to even have thought of running to get my camera.)

By the time my brother-in-law, whose fish tank it is, came over the following morning, he’d discovered that one of the neon tetras was the sad casualty of Zoë’s and Little K’s attempt to “feed the fish.”

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Both said sorry in the sweetest possible way and promised not to do it again, to only look at the fish and not feed or put their hands in. The next two days saw them staying away from the fish tank and when they’d pass by, Zoë would raise a finger and say, “Only look, okay?”

Of course, not long after that, we caught the two of them standing on the same chair, leaning in very close to the fish tank, plotting which fish to feed next.

19 COMMENTS:

LPC said...

Oh my god. Cute overdose. Help! Help!

blueviolet said...

They do look especially innocent, especially in the first photo! :)

Dandy said...

Who could resist those innocent looks? In fact, now that I really look at them, I think you must be making up stories. Those two could never be fish killers. Not them.

TwentySomethingMomma said...

The sweetest faces hide the most devious little personalities, don't they? ;)

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is beyond cute...it's so sweet that they cherish each other so much!

Veronica Lee said...

They are way too cute!!

Jana said...

sweetest little tetra killers I ever saw!!

kiddiescorner said...

What precious faces they have. How cute. Happy WW!

Alicia said...

Hahah!! Typical cousins!! My kids are close to their cousins too! Love that relationship!

Kimberly Kihega said...

They are just too cute!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

So cute and sweet that they hit it off so well. Kids have their own language. When I took Baby Boo to the library, she latched on to a boy who was about 3 as well and he kept telling her about his "dirt" (tractor) that he had. She ran after him like he was the best thing since peanut butter and jelly.

Loved the pictures...sorry for the poor fish.

Genny said...

That is really sweet. We just got back from a trip with our kids and all their cousins. It was such a great time!

Happy WW!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Beautiful pics!!!!!!!

Lindy said...

If you're gonna be fish killers - you might as well be cute.

Tiaras said...

they are cute and I love that fish tale!

Keyona said...

“Only look, okay?” Really? I could just eat her cute tail up!!

Jennifer said...

Awww! They're so sweet! And it's so nice to see boys and girls get along! LOL! ;-)

BK said...

Who could possibly get angry with them for what they did? They are just too adorable. Poor fishes though. :)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

What a sweet series. I love the last photo.

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