Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I believe the word you're looking for is 'ornery'?

Yesterday, shortly after Steve and I got home from work, I went looking for Caitlin and found her elbow deep in toilet water, because if the bathroom door is open, Caitlin is drawn to the toilet like kids are always drawn to that one thing in any room that you want to keep them away from the most. And if the toilet seat is up? So much the better.

I have to physically pull her out of the dog's water bowl on a daily basis. If I turn my head for five seconds after I feed the dogs, I have to fish dog food out of her mouth, because she's decided to join them in a snack. If you happen to leave your phone lying around, she will find it, chew on it, then chuck it across the room, grinning like a fool. She will also look you directly in the eye, pull her pacifier out of her mouth, drop it on the ground of whatever public place we are at, then smile evilly at you.

You would think that it would be impossible for an adorable little one-year old to have an evil smile, but you would be wrong. I am not exaggerating in the least bit when I tell you that you can see exactly what she is thinking when she does something she knows she's not supposed to do, and what she is thinking is 'SUCK IT, MOM AND DAD. HA! I WIN.'

She directs that same look at me when she's fussing about something, and Steve picks her up to comfort her.

If you tell her not to do something, or make a move towards her to stop her from grabbing at something, or try to pick her up before she attempts to crawl face first down the stairs? She does it faster. She grabs it faster. She crawls faster.


If I didn't already drink, she would be the one to drive me to it, I think. As it is, my wishlist from here until she is 35 will consist of gift certificates to Wine World, ok? Please shop accordingly.


1 comment:

  1. There are so many people that tell their second child, "If I had you first, I wouldn't have had another." Sounds like it rings completely true for you, as well. OXOXOX to that sweet, sweet baby.


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