Alex is obsessed with her "babies." She takes care of them all day long: carries them around, talks to them, sings to them, feeds them (i.e. actual food shoved in the little hole made for the binky which I then have to dig out) snuggles them, and puts them to bed. She also disciplines them. Which is, of course, based upon her own experience.
One night last week I could not get the kids to settle down and go to sleep. Alex kept getting out of bed and they were jumping, running, laughing and screaming together in their room. I went back and scolded them once again. I said, "I don't want to hear another peep!" (sidenote: this was one of those moments where, as the words are coming out of your mouth, you're thinking 'oh my gosh, i've become my mother.' love you mom!)
So of course the moment I walk out of the room Alex says, "Peep!" and starts giggling. I marched back in, pulled her out of bed and put her in my bed (that's the latest punishment for the kids when they won't go to sleep - we separate them)
Now back to Alex and her babies...Yesterday I watched her tuck her babies into her bed, walk out and close the door. A few seconds later she looks at me, gasps, and says angrily, "They peeped!" She promptly marched back to the room to separate the two babies for "peeping"