As if sensing that her mother told the Internet (or, more accurately, four people) that she strangled her brother, Ellie rallied with a fresh, improved strategy for Baby Brother Abatement. That strategy is named, simply, "Pile." Observe "Pile" in action:
(That's Ellie in the corner, gesticulating wildly.) The theory behind "Pile" is quite simple. Faced with a massive wall of nearly every single toy he owns, James will be too dazzled and confused to cross the pile of toys and bother Ellie while she reads. "That's a PILE. He stop dumping all my books now. He say 'Wow, that's a lotta baby toys,' and he stay A-WAY," she explained.
Here's what James was actually saying, "WTF? What happened to all my toys?"
Well played, wee one. I think I'll head over to Amazon and see if the good people at Baby Einstein have released a Baby Sun Tzu DVD yet.