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Big Ez was annoying Monster in the car on the way back from the movies and our errands today. It wasn't anything serious, just recreational heckling. Repeating what she says, doing the gesture that indicates "I'm watching you," (you know, where you point to your eyes and then the other person). When we went to Florida my mom was riding with us, so we moved Ez's seat over to the center to give her more room, and we just haven't put it back yet, so they're right next to each other. Normally this is not a problem.

But today, the boy just couldn't stop himself. He was carefully not doing anything TOO annoying so he couldn't get in real trouble. I reminded Monster that she could always just ignore him and look out the window, but that is hard when there is someone who has made it his personal mission just to be annoying.

Finally I said, "Okay, Ezra. That's enough. Pretend there is a wall between your seat and Anya's seat, and you cannot touch her or her seat."

There were about two minutes of silence. Then he said, "What's the wall made of?"

I said, "I don't know! Glass?"

Thirty seconds later, I heard Anya mutter, "Can it be a brick wall instead?" and I looked in the rear view to see Ez, doing his best mime-in-a-box routine on the "glass wall" between their seats.

Date: 2011-07-01 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] travellight.livejournal.com

Date: 2011-07-01 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-says.livejournal.com
If he weren't so funny, I would have sold him by now.

Date: 2011-07-01 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baeyear.livejournal.com
It should be made of finely woven Nerglex, the only substance in the world able to block the urgly. If it can block urgly-ness, it should block annoying siblings.

*disclaimer* I admit, this is only funny to me and possible some of the old school NERO folks who probably don't read this, but it amused me enough to post it anyway.

Date: 2011-07-01 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xavi7734.livejournal.com
That kid seriously makes me laugh out loud.

Date: 2011-07-02 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-says.livejournal.com
I suspect he might actually be the funniest person alive.

Date: 2011-07-01 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blakdove.livejournal.com
Ok, I laughed. Loudly.

Date: 2011-07-01 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolliejean.livejournal.com

Oh, this is timeless!

Date: 2011-07-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serenity-rose7.livejournal.com
My younger sister and I had MUCH the same problem, and long road trips were nightmares for my mother because of the "she's on my side of the car", "but that's mine", "she won't share!" etc...... Even with a cooler or suitcase between us when Mom finally got Dad to get her a Ford Crown Victora barge, we found a way to get on each other's nerves.

Then, I got a walkman for Christmas, and she never heard a peep out of me again. My sister on the other hand...

However, Ezra is so wonderfully creative and his mind works in such ways that I've never seen!

You should write a book about your children. Seriously!

Re: Oh, this is timeless!

Date: 2011-07-02 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-says.livejournal.com
We were usually pretty good about, with a little bickering. The only spanking I ever got in my life was over this kind of thing. My sister was sick and we were driving home from Michigan, and I wouldn't let her lie down on the back seat (I kept pushing her off--this was pre-seat-belt '79 or '80). I was doing it because I wanted to sit in the front seat, and my mom got so frustrated that she spanked me--and then put me in the front. So I got what I wanted anyway. I suppose it was worth it at the time. She still says that in that moment it was a choice to spank me or leave me in a snowbank in Ohio.

Date: 2011-07-02 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geobabe1.livejournal.com
That kid is too much.

Date: 2011-07-02 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-says.livejournal.com
Even Anya admitted later that it was pretty funny.
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