Monday, November 19, 2007

Looks Can Be Deceiving

Doesn't she just look precious? Innocent? Butter wouldn't melt in her mouth?? Let me tell you what.....Ella has run full force into the THREES (threes...threes....threes..does that sound like an echo?)

She's had an ear infection. So that account for the sleeping issues. But what about her refusal to leave clothes on? She has decided socks are evil. If we put them on her, she screams at the top of her lungs. And she is one LOUD little thing. Apparently, she dislikes the seam across the top of the toes.

Today she took the lids off of her older brother and sister's milk cups. She then (and don't you dare laugh, I know this sounds funny...) she then poured the milk into a bowl she found. And then, tried to lap it up like a dog. In the meantime, she managed to spill milk all over the already dirty carpet and all over the couch.

I went to put her down for her nap to discover she had emptied the clothing out of the dresser in the girls' room.

Oh, did I say NAP???? Didn't manage one of those today. So now, the darling little princess is sitting on the milk soaked couch, naked, throwing pretzels on the floor.

Ah, the joys of being 3!! (someone help me!)


erin richardson said...


1. Download Right Said Fred's awesome one-hit-wonder from the 90's: "I'm Too Sexy". This will remind you of the important things in life.

2. Play this song AT THE TOP OF YOUR COMPUTER'S PROVERBIAL LUNGS. This will drown out the sounds of all three three-year-old traumas in your living room.

3. Prepare two rooms. Fill one with music, books, maybe a few games.

4. Line the walls of the other room with padded objects. Feel free to snag pillows, couch cushions, and even your neighbors' couch cushions, if need be. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. NORMAL RULES DO NOT APPLY.

5. Place children in one room. Place self in padded room.

6. Hunker down, remain firm, and keep the faith till the cavalry arrives.