Secondly, I had to share this funny moment that happened a couple of hours ago in our house. Cody has taken on the responsibility of naptime reading to Caden (I have an agenda, of course. It gives me some time to get some things accomplished and it, of course, gets Cody reading independently). As the two of them were headed upstairs, Caden was giving Cody a bit of a hard time, and this is the conversation I heard:
Cody: "Caden, you need to come upstairs now so that brother can read to you."
Cody: "Caden, mommy said that you need to come up here!"
Cody (growing increasingly impatient): "CADEN! You need to obey me RIGHT NOW!"
I laughed, in spite of myself, at this exchange. It cracks me up how they start mimicking the things you find yourself saying over and over again.
What's even more funny to me was the fact that when Cody used the word "obey," Caden followed him upstairs and they started reading together.
Ah, child training. It's such a blast.