So many kids, I don't know what to do.



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Strange Baby

See this perfectly sweet baby. This is one of the reasons I do not clean. Too much help. Every time she hears the dishwasher open she races her little booty over and climbs inside it.

No matter how many times I take her out when I turn around again there she is. I am tempted to open it up sometimes and just let her play there so I can get some peace and quiet.


When I first realized we were getting a porch I was so excited. I envisioned relaxing evenings on the porch with my feet up. In these musings I would be drinking a mint julep. (I would also know what a mint julep was.)


The reality is that when we are out there though I spend most of my time swatting hawk sized mosquitos and removing mulch from Shaye's mouth.


Now as far as parenting goes as much as possible I try to employ the "live and learn" approach to life. Instead of nagging about say...eating a triple decker hamburger before football practice in the 95 degree heat I just let the kid do it and then throw up at practice. Henceforth he will have to run more as punishment for throwing up on the field.


I tried to employ this method with Shaye. I figured that after putting a piece of mulch in her mouth she would realize it tastes yucky and spit it out.


Not so. Apparently she likes the taste of mulch and I can never relax on the porch as I always am having to intervene and dig soggy pieces of mulch out of her mouth. When I do she gives me the "stink eye". See above.


I tried yesterday do sprinkle cereal on the porch as a distraction. It worked for a little while. Not long.




Such is life I guess.


(Hey look I forgot to tell you. I got her ears pierced. I know some people object, but I think it is cute. So, I did it.)

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Five kids? Right now I am kneeling and bowing before you. I was your age when I had my son...my only child....who shall remain so...Four years later I am still learning as I go.

    I agree with you about the burger/football analogy (or maybe it wasn't an analogy), offer the advice and if they don't want to take it, let 'em live and learn (all within reason of course).

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  2. how cute. mine do the same and broke the door and now it hangs down to the floor.

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  3. HI Heather!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your super sweet comments. I love your blog. Oh, how I miss my kiddies when they were crawling in my dishwasher!!! (I never thought I'd say that). Cuties you have! :)

    ~Margene

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  4. Adorable pics! Love the pierced ears--Thing 1 just got hers done 2 weeks ago.

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  5. I'm getting a new deck and I am hella excited. Of course, my kids are past the mulch eating stage...though I still find it in my youngest son's pocket. For some reason he loves to play with the mulch from the playground at school. Weird.

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  6. Very adorable pics. I got both my girls' ears pierced at 3 months, I think it's very cute.

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