I wrote a fun article for SheKnows that highlights ten moments my kids have outsmarted me, to coincide with Season 2 of Idiotest that’s coming up on The Game Show Network. It wasn’t too difficult to come up with the moments because I swear they think they’re so sly.
Maile was the toddler who would ask if she could have a piece of candy and then dutifully accepted whatever the response was (usually).
Laina was the toddler who would throw a piece of candy in her mouth and then look at you like, “huh? what? I was supposed to ask first?”
Kainoa was the toddler you would find in a corner behind a couch camped out with a pair of scissors and surrounded in candy wrappers.
It’s very telling about their personalities, but there’s one in particular I’m most concerned about and it’s obviously Maile. Don’t get me wrong, Kainoa is a troublemaker and will full on lie to my face about what he’s doing, but he’s terrible at it. I see right through him.
Laina is an open book and her thoughts are written all over her face. It’s the complacent, agreeable one that is most likely to successfully outsmart me…but I’m on to Maile.
Unless by saying that I have now jinxed everything and it will be Laina who fools me into thinking I know her well enough before blindsiding me with her manipulations.
However, am I completely underestimating what Kainoa is capable of?
Let’s be honest.
I’m toast with all three of them.
If you have time, click over to SheKnows and read the top 10 times they have ALL outsmarted me.