Thursday, April 1, 2010

Messes and Playtime

Lindsey is at the lovely age of 3. The age that can be so cute, sweet and funny and then at the same time be tired, crabby and destructive. After a very long day the day before I was tired and swamped with messy house. I worked all morning to get the kitchen looking nice and then in the afternoon was met with this disaster. Emily helping Lindsey with strawberry Quick and Lindsey wanting so desperately to "look inside" when it toppled over onto everything! Being already tired, frustrated and largely pregnant, it took a lot to hold in the anger. I didn't make it without a scream or two, but kept my sanity enough to take pictures. Lindsey promptly was sent off to a nap.

The "dust" on her nose is the first evidence of the crime that took place.

There is more...

And there it is. A whole can of strawberry Quick on the floor and counter. The vacuum was pulled out and the lady with the giant goiter- I mean sweet baby bump- vacuumed it up.

After nap time, there was guilt when the little one came to snuggle and sit in my lap for stories. We read and discussed the things in her books that interested her. The cuteness came back and then so did the humor when she showed me how she too knows how to wear my bra around her waist. I laughed a lot and then pulled out the play-dough.

There is good mess and there is playing mess. I like this one so much better!

3 comments:

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Hahahaha...I can just hear Robert crying in the background, "Myyyyyy Piiiiiiiiiink Miiiiiiiiiiilk! Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!"

Mama Teaching 2 said...

Remy was the worst about this kind of stuff. It can drive you mad.

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Oh, boy! Three year olds are simultaneously the most wonderful and most exasperating creatures on the planet.