Monday, January 31, 2011

A middle name kind of day

Heck, year so far!

Charlotte.  Oh dear, sweet, cute little Charlotte.....

Or as is being heard more frequently lately, "Charlotte Olwen!!"

That girl is the devil in disguise.

Recently I have said to her, more than once, each of the following:
"please get off the counter!"
"Why are you naked again?"
"Get out of the fridge"
"Please don't take the dirt out of the plant"
"get out of the freezer"
"WHAT are you doing?"
"We don't jump on the couch"
"What are you eating?"
"Where are your clothes?!"
"PLEASE don't dump that!"
"Only Mommy paints fingernails"
"Fingernail polish is not for walls"
"We only draw on paper"
"Don't flush that!"
"That is not a toy"
"Please stop jumping off the table"
"Aren't you supposed to be in bed?"
"I just got you dressed!"
"Come back inside!"

And that was just in the past 24 hours.

Ok, seriously it was more than 24 hours, but not by much.

At some point in the past I'm sure I have said nearly all of those things to one of my kids at two years old.  But typically they don't come in such close succession.  If this child were my only child, I would still be thoroughly exhausted at the end of the day.

Today's big adventure was food coloring.  I was outside of visual range for just a few moments-and it was a few moments too long.  She climbed on the counter, got in to the highest shelf of the upper cabinets, opened a new box of food coloring, had all four bottles uncapped, and was mixing them all together.  In cupcake liners.  At least she used the plain liners instead of the cute holiday ones.

By the way, Clorox wipes do a pretty darn good job of cleaning up food coloring.  From walls, the floor, and cabinetry.  The counter will look normal again in a couple of days.
Her hands.....

well, that might take a while.

I'll let you know if I am able to save her clothes.

But she is just so darn cute, it is sure hard to stay upset for long.
Even if she did eat three packs of gum in the last week.



Mindy said...

That is exactly like my son! Also the reason I have 2 kids and not 4 (we thought we would have 4). I thought being a mom was easy after having my daughter. She has her moments, but is mostly an angel. She wants to be good. Then we had our son and life as we knew it was turned upside down! haha But seriously. We ask him what he wants to be when he grows up....he says the villain. Again, the reason he is 4 and is, still, our youngest. ;)

Sara said...

hehe...thank you for this :o)

How DO you have all the energy for 8 though??

Rebecca said...

Gosh! Chloe has been the same way! I only got a fraction of my chores done yesterday because she was constantly getting into something else. And so far today is just a continuation of yesterday!

Kelsey said...

I love her. That happened when I was on the phone :) ha ha
I can't wait to see her when she's older. Can't wait.

Utah Mom said...

Man, she's so cute! I'm glad she lives at your house though because I have one, wait, two little mischevious girls at my house. :)