Monday, August 31, 2009

NOT Happening!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! In this blog carnival, created by MckMama, you can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have NOT been doing this week (but really have)!

Do you ever cheat at Candyland or Chutes and Ladders to make the game end sooner? Good, ME NEITHER! Hypothetically speaking, if one did want to speed the game along a little you could hide those pesky gingerbread man and candy cane cards that send you back close to the beginning and stack the deck with the lollypop and ice cream cards strategically placed so your child will draw them early on in the game. NOT that I know any of this from personal experience or anything. NOT ME! And Chutes and Ladders, well when your child gets close to the spot where they could climb the really tall ladder all the way to the top, you can stealthly move the spinner to have spun the exact amount they need to land on the coveted spot! Who me? I've NEVER done that!

Over the weekend I did NOT come to the realization that my 2 year old has entered what I call the "Dragging a chair" phase. When your toddler enters this phase they begin dragging chairs around the house, climbing up on them, and reaching previous considered baby-proof zones. Suddenly you need to unplug the toaster when it is not in use, because even though it is pushed back on the kitchen counter, the toddler will be found gleefully pushing the buttons!
I remember when my last child entered this phase, and I'd go running every time I heard the sound of that chair dragging because I knew she was up to no good! Glad I'm NOT right smack dab in the middle of THAT phase again!

My 4 year old daughter loves those temporary tattoos, and she is scarily good at applying them to her ownself, wetting the back, rubbing on it, waiting 30 seconds, the whole bit, almost even better than I can do it! I usually don't mind when she shows up downstairs tattooed, but seriously, this one has been on since last Wednesday. It is as if we never bathe her! She really gets a bath every night, she is just very careful not to scrub the part of her arm with the treasured penguin tattoo!

I am NOT seriously considering grabbing a washcloth and scrubbing it off so it won't be in her first day of school pictures today!

Uh-Oh, I did NOT just hear her say from upstairs, "Mama, I'm going to pick what I want to wear to school". Gotta go practice some Jedi mind tricks to get her to pick what I want her to wear! May the force be with me!

1 comment:

  1. I have NEVER cheated at Candyland or Chutes & Ladders. And frankly, I'm shocked. I never skipped pages in books they hadn't memorized yet, either. And I never walked in to find my two-year-old standing on top of things that could break his neck so I never had to keep myself from freaking out. Aren't we GREAT moms?!


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