So, today I realized that Princess #2, at the tender age of 3, has TOTALLY caught on to this and has learned to work the system. I've been battling a cold/sinus crap for the last week. Princess #3 started it and of course, I had to catch it from her. I've been watching the other 2 girls like a hawk, waiting for their noses to start running or for a fever to hit. So far, so good. We were eating dinner around the table and catching up on the day. Princess #2 scarfed down her helping of peas, but was being quite hesitant about actually ingesting any of the main meal - Chicken Fettucine Alfredo. She started saying she was "so tired" and was laying her head on the table. Concerned about her, I encouraged hubby to help her eat her food while I started on the dishes. He coaxed her to take a bite, but just barely. I finished the dishes and decided it was time I stepped in.
I tried to get Princess #2 to take a few more bites before her strange behavior convinced me to carry her away from the table and hold her on the couch. She wrapped her arms around me and told me how sleepy she was. Her head, which was laying on my shoulder, was heavy and her arms were droopy. I was getting a little concerned. Perhaps I'm a little bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to her (she had a febrile seizure last October), but I began to panic a little inside. I lifted her head and tried to get her to look at me. Her eyes were heavy and she would barely lift her head. That's when I called hubby into the living room to get his opinion.
He looked at her, then at me and rolled his eyes. I told him I really didn't think she was faking. I mean, I know my baby right? And she's only 3. It's not like she could be *that* cunning. Hubby, in his infinite wisdom, decided to test her. He asked her if she was still hungry. She lifted her head just a little and nodded. Then he asked her what she wanted to eat. Instantly she popped up from my lap and bounced into the kitchen proclaiming "let me show you!" as she headed for the refrigerator. Hmmmm.... so much for being SO TIRED. She concluded the evening with no signs of her previous ailment and thoroughly enjoyed her apple for dinner. Oh yeah, I'm not going to live this one down for a LONG time.