Yesterday, an hour before dinner, Monkey brought me a yogurt and a spoon from the kitchen. This was his not so subtle hint that he wanted a snack. Since he’d already had a snack and we were only an hour from dinner I told him “No, put that away.”
Monkey wandered off toward the kitchen and I heard the refrigerator door open and then close. Imagine my surprise when he came back a few moments later with a yogurt and a spoon. “No! It’s almost time for dinner. Put that away!”
Once again Monkey wandered off toward the kitchen. I heard the refrigerator door open and then close again. Then I heard Duhdee say “Monkey, put that away, it’s almost dinner time.” Duhdee then came out to the living room shaking his head to tell me that although I probably thought Monkey had been ignoring me, he hadn’t.
When I told him to put the yogurt away, he did. The yogurt he brought back was a different yogurt, lol. When I told him to put that one away he went back to the kitchen and was trading it for a third flavor. Apparently he thought I was just rejecting that particular yogurt in his hand, not the idea of a yogurt, lol.
I do have to admire his persistance and his creativity.