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Monday, January 5, 2009

Famous last words: "They're probably fine downstairs by themselves. What's the worst thing they could do?"

It's just that TubaDad and I were REALLY tired this morning. The girls woke up dang early (as usual), and they wanted to go downstairs and play, while we just wanted a few more minutes of sleep. What harm could there possibly be in letting them go downstairs by themselves? Yeah, we don't know how we could be that naive either... Hm, not too bad so far, a couple of suspicious items on the floor, but nothing hair-raising yet. Scissors, a crusty overturned cup, and a suspiciously caked spoon. What have they done? Coming around the corner -- oh crud. The girls said "Mama, we made a terrible mess." Oh yes you did... What on earth?!! Is that Metamucil?! All over the floor and in the cups and in the corners of their mouths?!!! And where did they find that Pedialyte? Holy moly, are you kidding me?!!! Metamucil everywhere. Well, see, um, this is what happened, mama... Uh see, it went like this... First we did that, and then, um, yeah, um, next we did this... And then, uh, my sister did that... See it was really easy, we just dragged this chair over and reached way up into this cupboard, and then, oooo what else is in here? Ro shows us how they got in the cabinet Wait, why do we have to get down? And what do you mean we have to clean up this mess, this stuff is fun! Ree is a good cleaner upper Gee, man, I don't know what all the fuss was about, that stuff was really tasty and fun to skate in. Oh well, sister, let's relax with a little YouTube. The little miscreants relax after cleaning up the kitchen with a little YouTube

54 comments:

  1. Anonymous1/05/2009

    Oh my gosh! Obviously they found something to do! Don't you wonder exactly what the thought process was?

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  2. WOW! I think that your girls just topped Evelyn when she rubbed two entire tubes of Desitin all over herself. I loved the cleaning up! We do "lay ins" around here too - shhhh! don't tell or someone will out us to The Parenting Police. It's just that there is one kiddo here and you have two- so double the "idea factor" and then a little "cooperation" and you have a skating rink of sorts! Too funny.
    I was glad to see your house getting infused with some yellow- Marie really needed her color around, I can see that she is happy as a little yellow clam under the yellow sun, diggin' in some yellow sand.....

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  3. Anonymous1/05/2009

    Oh my goodness...they sure were busy and having fun. Thank goodness for the swivel sweeper. I think you need a dog to help clean up.

    wela

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  4. Oh my, you never know what they'll get into... they really do come up with things you'd never think of eh? A few weeks ago, our 4 year old had a friend over. They asked to go to the 3rd floor craft corner and the friend's mother and I brought them up, set them up with supplies, reminded them we only draw on paper, etc. and ran down to prepare dinner. About 10 minutes later, we decided to go check on them and I almost had a heart attack. They'd gone into DH's library, gotten the chair at his desk which is on casters and little friend was twirling my daughter around on the chair (which had been all marked up thank you very much) on the landing RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STAIRS!!

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  5. LOL...of course it's funny when it's someone else's kid doing this. Not when mine do.

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  6. At least it wasn't diaper cream all over the playroom!!
    It could have been so much worse! Or even better, sitting in front of the TV watching Johnny and the Sprites nice and quiet like.
    :)
    Live and learn!!
    Great pictures BTW.

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  7. Glad it was YOU and not me... Two quick stories.. One.. Never leave a permanent marker in a childs bedroom... AND never ever leave a poopie diaper on a toddler at naptime... Dier Consequences on both ends.

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  8. :0) I can laugh so much before I realize it won't be long and someone will be laughing at me and my kitchen.

    Hmmm...I hope with all that Metamucil around they're quite, ahem, regular ;0)

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  9. OMG, this post made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants! Then I realized this would be us in a year or two...thanks for the warning!

    I love that they helped clean it all up. They are just too funny and I think they grow cuter by the millisecond.

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  10. And we thought our house was crazy!!! I love it! Your girls are awesome and I hope continue to give us all reasons to laugh! It's amazing how quickly children can get into such messes.....our daugther usually waits for moments like this to cut off all her bangs......the joys of little ones!!!

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  11. I agree with Wela....sounds like a dog would be a GREAT help :-) he he

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  12. I guess you won't be sleeping in anymore...LOL!! That second picture cracked me up.....I can only imagine the look on your face when you saw that!!

    Lisa

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  13. Ack! My sis used to get me into all sorts of trouble like this. Once, my mom and dad slept in, then - scared - they ran to the kitchen to discover my 20-month-old self sitting on a bar stool, with my foot stuck in an opened can of peas, holding a bottle of wine, with Crisco smeared on my PJs. Your gals are much more clever. Skating looks more fun!

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  14. oh. I think I'm gonna cry. I'm so in for it. Your girls are so cute, even if mischievous.

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  15. OMGosh! I thought it was crisco all over the floor at first. Metamucil is alot better. Great post! Thanks for the laugh.

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  16. Ummmm yah we did it! At least they claimed it and didn't blame the other sister :-)

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  17. Oh my goodness...too funny from this vantage point.

    I do have to point out that you guys were VERY smart to have them help. That is key to not having the same thing happen again...knock on wood!

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  18. Oh my! Wela is right about the dog, and the dog would probably cleaned everything up before you guys came downstairs! LOL

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  19. OMG! I think you need to put your locks back on! That is so scary. How long did it take them to do that? Too bad they don't like TV because that will give you extra sleep in the mornings.

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  20. Anonymous1/06/2009

    Are you guys kidding a DOG on a big dose of Metamucil?? No. thank. U.!!!!!!!!
    Time for kid locks on those key cupboards! stat!!

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  21. I think those are the faces you can expect to see in fifteen years when the girls are explaining why they got home at 3 AM.

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  22. Funny. And way to familiar. In fact, that is the theme of my next post. Crazy how little ones think alike and that they prefer household items over toys.

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  23. LOL
    If you has a dog he would be going and going and going with all that fiber:)
    lol
    (that would be MORE mess)
    The looks are their faces is priceless!

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  24. Thanks for my laugh AND lesson of the day!

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  25. Oh that is great, my sisters are twins and I remember a time when my mom had to bath them 3 time one night because the phone kept ringing, first it was flour, then peanut butter then came the sugar babies.
    I am going to have to show her this post, it will bring back lots of memories.

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  26. I don't know how you were able to take these pictures and keep a straight face. They look SO cute while confessing to their crime! They must be so used to being photographed that it's just par for the course, even during interrogations.

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  27. This is great! I was laughing at it, and showing it to my husband. Then I knocked a full wine glass of red wine all over the beige carpet. The earlier comment was right- it is funnier when it isn't happening to you!

    BTW, I am dying to know what metamucil and pedialyte taste like together! :)

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  28. Okay, I don't comment much, but....

    I would freak out if I saw those scissors! It's not about running and falling on them (although I guess that could certainly happen) but I have great fear of scissors and hair!

    I am so happy that they didn't play beauty shop! It only happened here once and she's now ten. My three year old is at great risk because she has older siblings that leave things out.

    Oh, honestly I'm very happy that you didn't have to deal with a heartbreaking hair cut.

    You certainly did have a mess though, didn't you?

    Blessings to your beautiful family. All here love your blog!

    Traci in OH

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  29. Oh my, I'm sure that was some big surprise! The last time I took my eyes off my 2 1/2 yr old beauty from China, she was writing on her hands with Sharpie. Fun times.

    Oh, and what kind of sweeper is that? My sis in law has that one, and I want to get one...

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  30. Ok, on second thought, I hope our two sets of twins don't ever meet. The things they think up could be a threat to national security!

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  31. The hilarity continues!!

    Keep smilin!

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  32. Can you blame them for wanting to up their fiber intake?

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  33. This is hilarious.. I don't know what I love more the whole story or that last picture priceless..

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  34. Is it wrong to think they'll be 18 before they're allowed to leave their rooms while momma and daddy are sleeping?

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  35. My first thoughts were 'oh no! they didn't!!' when I saw the scissors. I was sure they'd decided to play hair dresser!

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  36. Little Masterminds!!! Geez... I nope that much Metamucil doesn't have a "through" effect later?!!!

    Every parent must experience a "self serve" day!!! Mikayla used butter... all over the tv, the video player, the floor... lovely. We still have butter stuck in the little holes in the speaker... been there about 10 years ago!!!

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  37. Oh boy! My son once did this with sugar, we cleaned it as best we could but every time I mopped there were sticky areas!!

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  38. Just had to laugh and be glad it wasn't me THIS time. Hey, at least they didn't attempt to trim their hair with the scissors, could you imagine!! Hope that your home has returned to normal.

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  39. Kristina1/07/2009

    Had to come and look at what the girls did...my mom read it this morning and told me it was kinda what Miss S had been doing during her "naptime"..and she was laughing. She wouldn't even tell me! Our last few messes have been cleaner then Metamucil but a dog will not help clean up....they help make more messes! I will let you borrow Coconut if you want to see what having 3 messy toddlers will be like-plus the little sucker can run way faster then the girls and he can hide under furniture. so much fun!!!

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  40. I'm still laughing. The story in pictures is just awesome, M3...

    And yes. What were you thinking. S2 and H2 currently LOVE unpacking their walk in closet. All the clothes, the books from the nearby bookshelf. Etc. So I'm used to checking the moment they go "play on their own"...

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  41. Oh dear. I have to say, though, it's better than a whole tub of baby powder. That stuff is as slippery as snot!

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  42. I actually gasped outloud when you rounded the corner. And then started giggling at the idea of Metamucil all over the floor. God bless you. I don't know how you do it all day, every day!! Good thing they are so stinking cute!!

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  43. Heh! That'll learn you! Any issues with the binding of metimusal?

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  44. You guys should really consider having your own reality show! I would watch it!

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  45. OK, now that is hilarious. It is amazing what little ones will get into if given the chance. Too funny!

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  46. oh my.

    I love the re-enactment aspect angle. they will LOVE looking at this as they are older!

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  47. oh that is HYSTERICAL. funny (or weird).. totally dreamed i was visiting you guys last night, they woke up early and you let me go up to greet them, ro was twice the size of marie (like tall, big- dreams are strange that way) and for some reason I took them out, we were driving along the coast and though it was sunny, there were these 2 HUGE water sprouts- thankfully heading in the opposite direction (i've had recurring tornado dreams since i was 13)... oh, and actually, i wasn't driving, the car was programmed to drive itself!! i kept trying to show the girls the tornadoes- because i happened to think they were so beautiful, and they just could not get their heads turned around to get a good look but they were SO excited!

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  48. OMG! The scissors on the floor, the way that kid is leaning on that barstool...it is so scary but I can't help but laugh.

    If my daughter did that I would be so mad. Do you ever get angry with them? It seems you don't. I often think I need to chill when things like this happen.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Hey Gina, oh yeah I get steamin' mad so often. I seriously need to work on my temper. I think my worst hot-button issue is water, the girls can find water anywhere and destroy an entire room with it in seconds. Anyhow, I think I just don't grab the camera when I'm really ticked. And the girls probably know that by now -- if I'm taking pictures they're safe. ;-)

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