|"Naughty step. Now!!!!!!"|
It seems The B has a rival in his role as our foremost Familial Enforcer.
Needless to say, it's not yours truly, for no-one here listens to me these days.
No, it's The G.
The household's smallest member can, as detailed previously, make the biggest noise.
In recent times, she has started to put it to good use, eking out a position for herself as a disciplinarian to be reckoned with.
This morning, over breakfast, The B, as is his wont, produced a sizeable belch.
The G fixed him a stern look.
"Rude!" she barked, her contempt clear.
Later, over Lego, he did something else that wasn't to her liking.
She pointed to the hall.
"Naughty step," she ordered.
The B, at first, didn't move and so The G began the count.
I stopped her at 'two', sensing that an intervention might be a good idea.
I might not have that power for much longer.
You see, I'm not sure who is in charge here these days.
Me? I don't think so. I'm always getting told off.
Two days ago, driving through the B&Q car park, the motorist in front stopped quicker than expected and, in reacting, I might perhaps have been a little heavier on the brakes than normal.
"You almost drove into that car," The B snapped from the back, bringing back bad memories of long-forgotten driving lessons.
Later, a careless youth on a BMX rode out into the road without having first looked.
I steered around him, no drama.
"You almost hit that boy," The B observed sagely.
There's no end to it.
In recent days I've told The B not to stroll around with his toothbrush in his mouth and not to lick jam from his knife having just spread his toast.
"You do it," he said in both instances.
Who am I kidding? His position as Familial Enforcer is safe.
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