April kept on hovering around the garbage can, touching it slowly, lifting up the lid. As she has been told umpteen times that she must not touch the garbage unless she has something to throw away, she is very much doing this to test Josh.
So after asking her not to do it twice, April ended up in the corner. Lesson learned, Josh let her come and play again. She headed straight for the garbage can and touched it tentatively.
“April, I told you not to touch that.”
April escorted herself directly to the corner, where she sat down.
I started giggling, and had to turn away. Josh could only shrug.
“She’s punishing herself.”