Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Toddler Tales

Have you ever overheard a parent saying 'I can't be on the phone for 5 minutes without -insert child's name here- getting into everything.' I am officially that parent and Lil is that child.

Over the last week the following has happened when my child was left alone for anywhere ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

1. Lil grabbed the egg carton out of the fridge and proceeded to crack half a dozen eggs on the kitchen floor and the playroom carpet. I still have to figure out how to get the yolk stain out of the cream colored carpet.

2. While I was in my closet getting changed, Lil decided it would be fun to take a bottle of her dad's hair gel and squeeze it into a slimy pile on my bedroom carpet. Hmmm... does anyone else see a theme here? Good thing the carpets in our rental home are a tad bit grimy to begin with.

The last incident took place yesterday morning. 3. Lily loves my makeup and decided that she needed a mid-morning makeover. The toddler picked up my huge Sephora eyeshadow kit and dug her little fingernails into most of my favorite shades. She then proceeded to paint her cheek with some lovely shades of turquoise and aubergine. Once again this whole episode happened over my hallway carpet.

What have I learned from these experiences? Lil is very tactile and I need to make sure that our next house does not have a single square foot of carpet.


Daniel and Cerissa said...

Ha! Do you remember this post: http://cowgerfamily.blogspot.com/2008/12/thad-terrible-18s.html
You're comment is fitting ;)
At least you haven't started the calls to poison control yet (maybe that is just a boy thing). Good thing she looks so cute causing so much trouble!

The G Fam said...

I totally remember your post- it cracked me up! Wow, I feel like I just read it a few months ago and now I am experiencing it first hand. I guess some kids are just more exploratory than others?

Leslie Bettino said...

seriously, i am wetting my pants right now! i just read it out loud and we are cracking up : ) oh, lily!