01 March 2011
this second child.
He started the afternoon with a disassembled sewing machine then ran through:
--spraying water all over the kitchen and dining room
--flinging water all over the kitchen from a washrag (entirely different incident)
--upsetting the wastebasket, twice
--jumping up and down on my antique shaving mirror (didn't break it, thank goodness... especially since I "borrowed" it from my dad)
--coloring with marker on the rug and sofa cushion
--dumping all the kids' dirty clothes into the bathwater
And finished it off by peeing in my lap.
Phew, it feels good to get that down. And strangely enough, I don't really think any of it was particularly motivated by defiance--he just has Incredible Chaos as his superpower. When they said that second children are different, I thought they meant brown eyes instead of blue. Boy is he lucky I love him.
Hello to anyone stopping by from Rhythm of the Home--I'm so happy to be included in the Spring 2011 edition, and I hope you'll stop and leave a comment and poke around in my archives. I am now recovering from our disastrous afternoon with a dark chocolate caramel and look forward to posting here on a possibly-more-frequent basis in the coming months: sewing, making, traveling, and anything else I feel like writing about. Join me.