Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Play play play!

Don't you wish you could be 2 again? Well, not literally, but look at how much fun a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old can have! Let's diagnose the following picture:

#1: 2 pacifiers on the living room table. This means that Emerson (my niece) has thrown a temper tantrum so fierce that I have given in and allowed her to have it where she can see it. She doesn't get to have it in her mouth, but she wants it where she can see it.

#2: Baby wipes on the floor. This means that Emerson has pooped twice, James has pooped once, and Sariah has snuck back in to her bedroom, changed out her big girl underwear for night-time underwear (pull-ups) and is awaiting a diaper change as well. (Still not pooping in the potty, but otherwise potty trained.)

#3: Foam letters ALL OVER THE FLOOR. These are a little secret that I keep under my bed for rainy days such as this when we are confined to the insides of the house. Sariah promptly pulled them out and had a BLAST throwing them all over the floor! It was a lot of fun to watch! Little does she know that she has to pick them all up when she wakes up from her nap. Hey! If she's big enough to make the mess, she's big enough to pick it up! Parents crack me up when they pick up their kids' messes and I'm not about to teach my child that lesson.

#4: 2 lunch plates that are supposed to be on the kitchen table. Lunch meat, string cheese, apples, and pears. YUM! The girls devoured their lunch, just not at the table where it was supposed to be scarfed. Again - sacrifice during a rainy day.

#5: Jacket over the rocking chair. Sariah was playing "Captain Hook" as she swayed the chair back and forth - almost to the point of tipping it over. Emerson was "Peter Pan" and this jacket/flag had them squealing with delight as they chased each other around the house.

#6: Kitchen towel on the floor. This means something spilled in the kitchen, like a sippy cup of water that the lid magically came off of. Sariah, mommy's helper, attempted to clean it up. Instead of putting the towel back, she tossed it on the floor - a clear sign of her surrender to having "mommy do it." But oh no - if she makes the mess, she cleans it up. Again, teaching her that mommy will not clean up her messes.

We've had a lot of fun this morning! Now for a little R&R.

And yes - the living room floor still looks like this. =)


annieareyouok said...

I don't know what I liked more ... the fact that you circled and numbered items in the picture or that fact that you let Emerson LOOK at, but not TOUCH her pascifier. Hysterical.

Jason and Amy said...

hilarious and exactly how my living room (maybe more like my entire house) always looks. im totally gonna copy this post its awesome