Thursday, August 16, 2012
There's something about a snitch. ... it's almost worse then the offending actor. You can see the point of the taddler; they're thinking they're reporting the evil doer and that they'll be rewarded for "helping". But it's so uncool. Last night Arianna got up from bed about four times to repeatedly tell me that Genevieve was still talking. I couldn't hear Genevieve, but when ISN'T she talking?! After telling her the first three times to just go to sleep and not worry about Genevieve, the fourth time I started to think this was less about stopping the talking and more about getting her sister in trouble (or doubling her own stock by drawing comparisons). Genevieve does the same thing. If Arianna gets in trouble or is told not to behave a certain way "I no do that" comes flying out of Genevieve's mouth like angry hornets from a nest. I'm not talking to you, I'll respond, but she always presses the point further. I guess it's human nature. We feel compelled to report the wrong doing of others, but rarely to stop the action. Most of the time it's just to bring ourselves some sort of benefit. For the record, Rosaline has yet to taddle on anyone.
at 7:10 AM