Friday, June 8, 2007

I told you so!

Well, Lance never actually said it to me, but he had every right if he wanted to. He had told me many times that he did not want to have permanent markers inside the house because if Seth got hold of one, there would be trouble. So we have a special drawer in the garage that we keep the permanent markers in. I honestly don't know how he found it in the house, but Seth has a knack for getting into the exact thing that you don't want him to get into. Once he found it and took off the cap, the drawing began. He made marks on the walls, in the carpet, on my oak dresser, my closet seat, and he drew all over the bottom of the bucket that I use for laundry(no big deal there, I just flipped it over). It initially looked a lot worse than it really was. Thank heaven for magic erasers(if you have never used one, you must try Mr. Clean Magic Erasers-they work miracles). Anyway, this kid is a destroyer. I have been meaning to make a list of all of the things that he has done in our home to make a mess. He has:
  1. Poured out the salt & pepper all over the counter and table.
  2. Climbed on to the kitchen counter to turn on the faucet.
  3. Flushed a number of things down the toilet, the worst being a bouncy ball that completely stopped it up.
  4. Dumped a whole bottle of shampoo onto the shower floor.
  5. Pumped the hand soap onto the carpet in the hall.
  6. Squeezed toothpaste onto the bathroom floor.
  7. Poured cups of water onto the floor during a bath.
  8. Dumped a whole box of cereral on the kitchen counter
  9. Poured a pitcher of water all over the counter.
  10. Poured his drinks onto the floor.
  11. Written on the living room walls with a pencil.
  12. Stuck toys and stuff in the VCR.
  13. Messed with the discs in the DVD player.
  14. Swished and splashed water in the toilet bowl.
  15. Squeezed 1/2 a tube of toothpaste into the toothbrush drawer and on bathroom sink.

I could go on, but you get the point. He's only two, and the other boys did not do such things, so I just get so flabbergasted when I see yet another unexpected mess. I don't get as upset as I used to when I see a Seth mess, because I am starting to understand the kid. You should see his face when he is in the middle of creating the disaster. It is a look of curiosity and discovery and he is really learning about this world that we live in. He is so smart, and so huggy and lovey, that it is hard to be mad at him for too long anyway. So for now, I just have to remember to put away the salt and pepper, shampoo, and toothpaste, and get on with life.


Ang said...

My third (Jonas) was like that, too. My first two weren't much into mess-making, but Jonas was into everything. I remember having to put all my barstools on the bar and chairs on the kitchen table when he was a toddler or else he wouldn't stop climbing and threatening to kill himself. I have a feeling that my new guy (Wyatt) might follow in Jonas's footsteps! But at least when they're into everything, you know they're curious and active and like to have fun.

The Murdocks said...

The only messy one I have to clean up after is 23 years old! haha, jk. I do get a lot of help cleaning our apartmet, but I do look forward to the day when I will have little messes to clean up after. Your boys are so cute! I love working with them in primary. You are a saint!

Adam and Stacy said...

Thats just too funny!! He is too cute to be mad at! At least you only have one destroyer. Imagine if all 4 were that way. hahaha

Trenda Poulter said...

I guess I shouldn't complain too much about Cade and his messes, he's not quite as creative and yours!LOL!

Weston & Jennie said...

I just don't have a clue! My girls tend to be more on the emotional side rather than the destructive side. I might be pulling my hair out if we ever have a boy! :) Thank you for sharing your boys with us on Saturday. They were a big help. Especially the big one. Thanks Lance.

km said...

Just like Rachel. I could go on and on...