Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mo' housework, mo' problems

Two minutes, she was out of my sight for two minutes. I was just loading the dishwasher. I was trying to clean.

"Look!" she proudly exclaimed. "I draw round and round!"

I put her on the time out step right away. Then I pulled her right back off so that I could take pictures of her. Does that make me a bad mom? Come on! Who could be mad at a face like this?

The moral of this story? I shouldn't even bother trying to clean the house. My attempts to get things in order just led to another mess for me to clean up. From now on we'll just live in squalor. Yeah, that's the ticket.

10 comments:

Jenn said...

Ain't it the truth - boy we have that same problem here! Wish I could tell you it gets better...but, with a 9 year old, almost - so far it has not - the messes just get BIGGER! LOL

Cathy said...

oh she is so cute.

Tara said...

We gotta enjoy EVERY moment...one day they'll be calling us and asking us how to get marker off the wall. :O)

andi said...

Squalor really is the ticket -welcome aboard! I have two messy, cute wee people over here too so I feel your pain. She is freakin' adorable, isn't she?

nell said...

I'm always so relieved when other people's children do the same things that mine do - over and over and over again. Thanks for making me feel better about my squalor! You're the best, and your girl is wicked cute!

www.restlesshousewife.com said...

too funny - she should've put YOU in time out for taking HER out of time out to take pix:-D

my daughter just yesterday "expressed" herself all over our coffee table we finally decided to move into the LV rm. Gotta love modern art -

Mrs. Schmitty said...

WHAT A FACE! And two minutes...it only takes 30 seconds!

StickyKeys said...

What a gorgeous girl! And I plan on having a wall specifically for drawing on. Half of it will be done in chalkboard paint and the other half just regular. That way they can go crazy on MY terms! :D

Anonymous said...

AHHH...........that brings back memories. Her father did the same thing up and down both sides of the hallway in our house with pencil (thank goodness it was not with a pen or permanent marker). I left it up for about a week, and then used Fantastik (do they still make that??) to get it off. She is so adorable (but I think I might me a bit biased!) Squalor with little kids is the norm...just go with the flow...it is much easier on everyone!! I always said that I'd keep the bathroom and kitchen clean for health reasons and the rest was optional about once every three months! We all survived, and you will too!! Love to all of you...Grandma Judy

Lisa said...

I could never be mad at a face like that.

I gave up cleaning years ago. Now I just shuffle the mess around.