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.
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.