Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's Always Something.....

Man, I was on a roll today! I woke up before the alarm clock without grumpiness, I fixed top notch breakfasts for my kiddos, and even finished the laundry (including wet sheets) before I had to pick up Jacob from school! My kids were happy, I was happy; Bring on Number Three, I was thinking, piece of cake!

Then this happened:





I mistakenly thought I would practice handwriting and the fifty states with Jacob this afternoon for thirty minutes while Adam played quietly at the train table, or so I thought. I kept glancing at that little angel, with his back to me, and smiling thinking what an awesome little kid he is all while Jacob is reading and writing and pointing out states on a map and I am like, man, I need tissues, my kids are so cute. Then the lesson ended and I called for Adam and he came running, black marker in tow, teeth as black as night, even his scalp was colored.





Now, any other day I might have flipped out, but since I have already spoken with poison control about this very issue, I decided to find the humor in it and let him spend some time in one of his favorite places, the bath. Jacob, of course, not to miss out on a good time, proceeded to mark himself up as well, but he cleaned most of it off before I could get a good picture of him. See, there are the faded remnants of Thomas the Tank Engine on his skinny torso, a good likeness I think.



It was all fun and good and we got a good laugh about it all. I did not realize until after I helped Adam walk upstairs that he had completely covered the soles of his feet with that marker. Until two weeks ago we had dark, green, ugly carpet so it wouldn't have made much of a difference. We now have light, almost white (yes I picked it, I'm a moron) carpet....and now that has little black foot prints on every step. OOPS. I am wondering if Kiwi can come out before my husband comes home.

14 comments:

Sadie said...

Oh girl.

Is it bad that I thought that was hilarious? They really are cute!

Tracey said...

I am SO glad you got pictures of that. You will treasure those the most in 20 or 30 years... And I'm glad for you that it happened on a SuperMom day!!

andria said...

Sadie,

I have tried to post on both your blogs today and it doesn't post. I had lots to say about your tv shows....

Shane said...

What cutie pies! That is just too funny. Isn't it great to just enjoy their messes sometimes? Good luck with cleaning the carpet though.

Lynsey said...

Sounds like somebody is nesting...isn't that what pregnant women do?? Good for you. Your are such a great example of what a Mom should be.

Michelle said...

Oh my! Look at that face - he sure looks proud of himself! Was it permanent marker? And it all came off in the tub? Except the soles of his feet of course! I hope you're able to get the footprints off the carpet - yikes!

Lori said...

Oh. my. gosh!!!! Andria!! That looks like something that should (and probably WILL) happen in my house!!

LOL! I was wondering what that wonderful breakfast WAS before you told us what happened! :)

OneHungMan said...

OneHung is with Tracey on this one, the pictures are critical. Hang on to them so you can laugh about it after Mr. BoyMom kicks someone's ass for dirtying his new carpet.

Mom to Almost Four said...

Way too funny!
Have a great day!
By the way I am due on Feb 25the - one day before Nicole's dues date. She was born on the 17th.

Sadie said...

Hey, girl, it's me again!

Comments are messed up because I switched to Blogger in BETA. Not sure that was the greatest idea. But now you can't comment on mine and I can't comment on yours.

i made a whole new profile just so I could comment.

andria said...

That is so weird....I was going to switch to Beta, but think I will just stay put for now.

I am loving your cat picture.

Amie said...

Oh boy!

Teena said...

Ha! I don't have kids so I think I'll live vicariously through you :)

firstborn said...

i love your kid stories!!!! as always, you crack me up with your talented writing!

xo, mary ann