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metaphortunate son ([personal profile] metaphortunate) wrote2016-07-19 01:27 pm

you take the high road

In an effort to get our goldbricking, foot-dragging children to haul their butts up the stairs after dinner without whining every step of the way or demanding a horsey ride every single night, we have instituted a game called "Tickle on the Landing". The rules of this game are that, if you are on the ground floor, either of the two stair landings, or the upper floor outside of the bathroom, you are fair game for tickling.
 
This works well for both children. 
 
But differently. The Junebug will levitate over the landing and up the next flight of stairs to avoid tickling. Rocket will fling himself down on the landing and demand "Tickle me!" until he is told that he has used up all the tickle on that landing, upon which he will pound up the stairs on all fours in pursuit of his next tickle.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2016-07-19 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee! Oh, kids...
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[personal profile] laurajv 2016-07-20 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
My two are the same way! Sunshine will avoid tickle at all costs, while Magpie is allll about the tickle. Kids are funny.