We were making a gingerbread house the other night. I remember doing this two years ago, when Kenzie was the same age that Kaia is now. I remember Kenzie carefully placing the candies on the roof so that they made a nice, straight pattern. I remember her laser focus and the fact that she worked until the job was done. Of course, I also remember the colored drool dripping out of her mouth because she was sneaking candies while she worked, but this was nothing compared to our Kaia Boo. Kaia was so excited to see the bags of candy that she couldn't contain herself. She did help to put some candies on the house, but only seconds later that same candy would be in her mouth. She watched as her sister carefully placed each round candy, then pulled it off the house and popped it in her mouth. Surprisingly, Kenzie remained calm, even though Kaia was disrupting her masterpiece. They each ate more candy than they would normally eat in a whole month, so I think everyone was happy.
If you aren't fluent in toddlerspeak, when Kenzie asks for the candy Kaia says, "Nooooo, I hold it." But then she says yes and hands it over.