WarriorMama Posted January 16, 2012 Share Posted January 16, 2012 ...and it still looks like my house was overrun by a horde of barbarians. If somebody stopped by right now, they'd think 'homeschooling' is code for 'let children run feral'. We did A LOT of schoolwork today. And I did laundry. And I made chicken soup from scratch. But my 11-month-old has launched herself into full-fledged destructive toddlerhood (just as I was writing this she tried to CLIMB THE ABACUS LIKE A LADDER) and my 3yo has yet to outgrow it. :glare: All the cushions are off the couches. The kitchen garbage is overflowing. There is marker on the chair, the hardwood floor, and the baby, because my 7yo and 3yo keep dropping them and the baby keeps finding them, and she's known how to uncap markers since she was six months or so. :001_huh: My 3yo is walking around without a shirt because he spilled soup on himself at dinner and claims it's too dark and scary to go upstairs and get a new one. I haven't gotten around to doing it because I was vacuuming the mountain of rice off the dining room floor. When I went to use the wand attachment to get into a corner, three tinker toys, a piece of Lego and about a half dozen rubber bands fell out. :001_huh: During 'quiet time', the same 3yo knocked about a hundred DVD's off a shelf, pulled down the curtains and curtain rod (he was playing some sort of game that involved 'hiding' in the curtains :confused: ), and got stuck halfway over the baby gate when he tried to escape the room. There is blood splatter in numerous places where my 7yo dripped after slicing her finger open using scissors (SAFETY SCISSORS, no less) to try and poke a hole in something (violating my very clear Appropriate Use of Scissors decree). The baby has emptied every reachable bookshelf in the school room. There is urine all over my bathroom, because my 3yo keeps trying to pee from the top of a 2 and a half foot stool. Apparently it's much more fun to pee from on high (my husband and brother both confirmed this when asked :lol: ). On Saturday we had people over and two of the kids were standing on one of our wall-mounted baby gates while it was open (why?!?!) and pulled it out of the wall. So I can't close off the school room anymore. Which I guess doesn't really matter since in the last month my 3yo has mastered opening those gates (as well as the buckles on his booster seat and stroller, the drawer locks in the kitchen, and those doorknob cover things that are supposedly childproof but only slow down the adults). Still, it would be nice to at least be ABLE to close it. :tongue_smilie: My kitchen sink is mysteriously clogged. They broke into my office supply drawer and there are gold star stickers and post-its on EVERYTHING. And did I mention that my BABY IS COVERED IN MARKER?? I've made zero progress in cleaning any of this up, because as soon as I put the baby down she DESTROYS SOMETHING or CLIMBS SOMETHING. And yes, I've sat here and let them continue to destroy everything so I could type this up. Please feel free to share some funny toddler destruction stories (and if possible, associated 'they turned out to be sane humans' reassurance). I could use a laugh. It's been a heck of a day, we are out of chocolate, and my husband isn't due home for another half hour. ;) Happy Monday everyone! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.