Thursday, March 27, 2008

O. My. Goodness.

Ok. So I walked in the kitchen this morning and this is what I saw.....

Yep, that's right. That's my 16 month old daughter standing on my kitchen table. I didn't get the wonderful opportunity to capture her hanging from the chandelier above her, but believe me, she was. HANGING. Like a monkey. Swinging.

Here's the whole story.

I walked into the kitchen and was followed by my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Tait, and by Camille, the climber. I mean, they follow me around constantly so I thought nothing of it. Then I walked back into the den to hang up a phone and walked immediately back into the kitchen. 20 seconds, max. I heard Tait saying, "Uh oh, uh oh!" and then there she was. Monkey girl. Laughing her danged head off. Proud of herself. Proudly shouting "CHEESE" as I was taking her picture. O, dear Lord.

My oldest 2 daughters were a cinch. No problem. I didn't have to use plug covers, cabinet latches, etc. I told them "no" once and they never did it again. Camille is my "reality check." What you can't see in the picture is the huge shiner she has under her left eye. That was from a spectacular crash into the leg of my neighbor's dining room chair. You also can't see the bruise on her right arm where Tait closed her arm in the oven door. Thank goodness the oven wasn't on. And if you think the injuries will deter her from the activities that got her the bruises in the first place, you've lost your mind. She ain't scared.

I was so proud of my lack of visits to the ER so far in my children's lives. Doubt that'll be the case for long.


Unknown said...


I found you at Rocks In My Dryer. LOVED your response to the co-ed sleepover thing.

I'm right there with ya with your little climber. My little man is fifteen months old, and into everything. My husband watched him for an hour Monday while I went to the doctor. I came home and he said, "How do you do this all day??? He is into everything!"

When he had just turned one I found him walking around on top of his sister's bed one day... about gave me a heart attack!

Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) said...

Came over from Rocks in My Dryer. I know this isn't funny. But... Ha! :)

mzzterry said...

I found you @ Rocks too! Bless you is all I can say with your little climber!! I have thirty yrs of experience with childcare/mothers day out etc and I can tell you those like this just seem to be inquisitive, busy & keep you on your toes!! But the good news is they are usually the exceptionally bright kiddos too!
Good Luck!! And take your vitamins every day!!!


Unknown said...

I'm tagging you... write ten random things about yourself, and then tag five people.

It's way harder than I thought it would be!

edub said...

Okay, I laughed my butt off at the image of this. I shared with Amy and Laura the other day at lunch and we were full of exclamations. I wish I had been there. I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!